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Introduzione

This guide walks through replacing a faulty charging port. It requires removing the keyboard mount. Afterwards, it is relatively simple and requires only a plastic opening tool to finish removal.

  1. Flip the laptop upside down so that the lid lies flat on the table. Remove the nine 6mm Phillips #00 screws that line the border.
    • Flip the laptop upside down so that the lid lies flat on the table.

    • Remove the nine 6mm Phillips #00 screws that line the border.

  2. Remove the two rubber feet closest to the hinge using tweezers. Remove the two 6mm Phillips #00 screws revealed under these rubber feet.
    • Remove the two rubber feet closest to the hinge using tweezers.

    • Remove the two 6mm Phillips #00 screws revealed under these rubber feet.

    • The rubber feet may tear while removal; preventing this can be difficult, but it won’t harm the laptop. If desired, replace these rubber feet during reassembly.

  3. Flip the laptop so it is in the upright position.
    • Flip the laptop so it is in the upright position.

    • Open the lid.

    • Unsnap the keyboard mount along the border of the laptop using a plastic opening tool.

    • This may require more force than expected. Hearing loud clicks as the plastic opening tool slides along the seam is normal.

  4. Tilt the keyboard mount up. Use a spudger to flip up the two ZIF connector retaining flaps for the ribbon cables that connect the keyboard mount to the motherboard. Gently remove both ribbon cables.
    • Tilt the keyboard mount up.

    • Use a spudger to flip up the two ZIF connector retaining flaps for the ribbon cables that connect the keyboard mount to the motherboard.

    • Gently remove both ribbon cables.

  5. Lift the keyboard mount out of the laptop.
    • Lift the keyboard mount out of the laptop.

  6. Gently remove the charging port’s slide-out connector from the motherboard.
    • Gently remove the charging port’s slide-out connector from the motherboard.

  7. Locate the two brown clips that secure the charging port to the motherboard from both edges.
    • Locate the two brown clips that secure the charging port to the motherboard from both edges.

    • Remove the charging port by sliding the plastic opening tool between the charging port and one of the clips, and then prying.

  8. Lift the charging port out of the base.
    • Lift the charging port out of the base.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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