Introduction

There may be many reasons why a laptop will not turn on, hopefully it is a defective battery, however it could be because the motherboard is fried. If all other options are explored and nothing works, follow these steps to safely remove and replace the motherboard.

Remove all 10 crews on the backplate using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.
  • Remove all 10 crews on the backplate using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

  • All 10 screws are 0.55 inches and 20 mm in diameter.

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Carefully remove the backplate using the plastic opening tool. Carefully remove the backplate using the plastic opening tool.
  • Carefully remove the backplate using the plastic opening tool.

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Locate the battery near the bottom.
  • Locate the battery near the bottom.

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Next, unplug the battery from the laptop in the upper left side of the battery, using tweezers.
  • Next, unplug the battery from the laptop in the upper left side of the battery, using tweezers.

  • Make sure to complete this step with caution, because if the battery is not unplugged, the motherboard may shock you.

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Remove the six screws holding in the battery with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Once battery is lifted out and removed, proper dispose of the old battery.
  • Remove the six screws holding in the battery with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Once battery is lifted out and removed, proper dispose of the old battery.

  • Each screw is 0.5 cm in length and 0.5 cm in diameter.

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Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver remove the six screws holding the CPU Fan and Heatsink in place. All six screws are 0.4 cm in length and have a 0.5 cm head diameter.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver remove the six screws holding the CPU Fan and Heatsink in place.

  • All six screws are 0.4 cm in length and have a 0.5 cm head diameter.

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Next, carefully remove the sliding connector that connect the CPU Fan and the laptop together using the tweezers. Next, carefully remove the sliding connector that connect the CPU Fan and the laptop together using the tweezers.
  • Next, carefully remove the sliding connector that connect the CPU Fan and the laptop together using the tweezers.

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Remove the CPU Fan and Heatsink by simply lifting upwards.
  • Remove the CPU Fan and Heatsink by simply lifting upwards.

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Locate the two connectors that are located near the top of the motherboard. Simply lift the two connectors up and they should pop out easily.
  • Locate the two connectors that are located near the top of the motherboard.

  • Simply lift the two connectors up and they should pop out easily.

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Locate all 5 ribbon cables that are connected to the motherboard. Using tweezers lift the black component up therefore allowing the ribbon cable to be released and taken out.
  • Locate all 5 ribbon cables that are connected to the motherboard.

  • Using tweezers lift the black component up therefore allowing the ribbon cable to be released and taken out.

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Locate the single sliding connector that is attached to the motherboard. Using tweezers slightly remove the sliding connector from the motherboard.
  • Locate the single sliding connector that is attached to the motherboard.

  • Using tweezers slightly remove the sliding connector from the motherboard.

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There are two chips that are attached to the mother board. One is a square and one is a rectangle, locate them on the motherboard. Remove the two screws holding the chips in place on the mother board. The screw for the rectangle chip is 0.5cm in length and 0.5cm in head diameter. While the square chip screw has a 0.3 cm  length and 0.5 cm head diameter.
  • There are two chips that are attached to the mother board. One is a square and one is a rectangle, locate them on the motherboard.

  • Remove the two screws holding the chips in place on the mother board.

  • The screw for the rectangle chip is 0.5cm in length and 0.5cm in head diameter. While the square chip screw has a 0.3 cm length and 0.5 cm head diameter.

  • Bothe chips now can be removed by simply sliding them out of their connectors.

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Locate the 3 screws near the top of the motherboard holding the motherboard in place. Using a Phillips head #0 screw driver remove each screw driver.
  • Locate the 3 screws near the top of the motherboard holding the motherboard in place.

  • Using a Phillips head #0 screw driver remove each screw driver.

  • The screw all the way to the right is 0.5cm in length and 0.4cm in head diameter. The screw all the way to the left is 0.6 cm in length and 0.4cm in head diameter. The screw in the middle is 0.3cm in length and 0.5 cm in head diameter.

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Locate the final screw that holds the motherboard in place, on the left side of the motherboard near the middle. Using a Phillips head #0 screwdriver remove the screw. The motherboard should easily pop out and from there properly dispose of the mother board. The screw is 0.3cm in length and 0.5 cm in head diameter.
  • Locate the final screw that holds the motherboard in place, on the left side of the motherboard near the middle.

  • Using a Phillips head #0 screwdriver remove the screw. The motherboard should easily pop out and from there properly dispose of the mother board.

  • The screw is 0.3cm in length and 0.5 cm in head diameter.

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Conclusion

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

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