Introduzione

This guide will give you step-by-step instructions on how to remove and replace a faulty motherboard. Make sure you have a clean, dry, uncluttered, and roomy work space that has good lighting before you start. Also, make sure that your motherboard actually needs to be replaced by consulting our troubleshooting guide.

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Static buildup and discharge can damage your computer's components. Use the Ant-Static Wrist strap to help prevent this.
  • Static buildup and discharge can damage your computer's components. Use the Ant-Static Wrist strap to help prevent this.

  • Turn the computer upside down.

  • Use the T4 Torx Screwdriver to remove the eight 3.3 mm screws.

  • Make sure to use the Magnetic Project Mat to help you keep track of the small screws.

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Remove the back case by using a plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the back case by using a plastic opening tool.

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  • Remove the four 2mm Phillips #00 screws from the battery.

  • The screw locations are marked by small white arrows on the battery.

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  • Peel off the adhesive holding the right speaker wire down.

  • Move the battery slightly to gain access to the battery plug.

  • Unplug then remove the battery.

  • It is normal for your battery to flex and bend a bit where the wider section meets the narrower section.

  • Do not puncture the battery. The contents are hazardous and react dangerously with the oxygen in the air.

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  • Remove the two 2mm Phillips #00 screws from the fan.

  • Disconnect the fan from the motherboard.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the antenna wires from the WiFi card.

  • Remove the single Phillips #00 screw from the WiFi card.

  • Slide the module up until it is completely removed.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  • Pull the ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.

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  • Using two plastic opening tools, Disconnect the right speaker cable from the motherboard.

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  • Identify the ZIF connector that connects the keyboard to the back light as shown in the image.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, lift the locking bar on the ZIF connector that connects the keyboard back light to the motherboard.

  • Gently pull the cable out.

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  • Gently peel back the tape on the locking bar of the keyboard connector.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, pull up on the locking bar.

  • Gently pull the cable out.

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  • Identify the touch pad ZIF cable as shown in the image.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, Gently lift up the locking bar on the touch pad ZIF.

  • Gently slide the cable out.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, Lift the locking bar on the card reader ZIF connector.

  • Gently slide the cable out.

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  • Using two plastic opening tools, Disconnect the left speaker cable.

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  • Using two plastic opening tools, Unplug the power cable connector.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, Lift the locking bar on the display connector.

  • Grip the black tape and pull up to unplug.

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  • Remove the 3.5mm Phillips #00 screw securing the motherboard to the top cover.

  • Remove the 2mm Phillips #00 screw securing the motherboard to the top cover.

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  • Remove the motherboard from the alignment pins on the top cover.

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Conclusione

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

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