Introduction

The motherboard functions as a central part of the laptop. Replacing the motherboard with a new one is an involved process, so we will walk you through each step of the process. All the tools needed is a screwdriver and a plastic spudger. Tweezers are optional.

Pièces

Aucune pièce nécessaire.

Remove the battery by sliding the battery release latch to the left. Pull the entire battery away from the backing.
  • Remove the battery by sliding the battery release latch to the left.

  • Pull the entire battery away from the backing.

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Ensure that the laptop is completely turned off and the battery is removed.
  • Ensure that the laptop is completely turned off and the battery is removed.

  • Remove the two Phillips Head 5 mm #0 screws holding the backing in place.

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Pull the backing away from the laptop.
  • Pull the backing away from the laptop.

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Locate the blue RAM chip sitting in the RAM bay.
  • Locate the blue RAM chip sitting in the RAM bay.

  • Use your fingertips to pry apart the white RAM securing-clips on each side of the memory-module slot until the RAM chip pops up.

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Pull the RAM chip away from the memory-module slot.
  • Pull the RAM chip away from the memory-module slot.

  • The RAM chip is now fully detached and ready to be replaced.

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Remove the ten Phillips Head 5 mm #0 screws from the computer backing.
  • Remove the ten Phillips Head 5 mm #0 screws from the computer backing.

  • Remove the one Phillips Head 3 mm #0 screw from the computer backing.

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Remove the white and black antenna cables from the wireless card. Remove the white and black antenna cables from the wireless card.
  • Remove the white and black antenna cables from the wireless card.

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Remove the Phillips Head 3 mm #0 screw that is holding the wireless card in place.
  • Remove the Phillips Head 3 mm #0 screw that is holding the wireless card in place.

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Slide the wireless card out of the wireless card bay.
  • Slide the wireless card out of the wireless card bay.

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Using your fingertips remove the speaker cable from the motherboard by pulling the white connector away from the socket. Using your fingertips remove the speaker cable from the motherboard by pulling the white connector away from the socket.
  • Using your fingertips remove the speaker cable from the motherboard by pulling the white connector away from the socket.

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Pry apart keyboard assembly slowly as keyboard cable will still be attached to the motherboard.
  • Pry apart keyboard assembly slowly as keyboard cable will still be attached to the motherboard.

  • Use the blue spudger to pry apart the keyboard assembly from the bottom shell.

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Disconnect the keyboard cable from the motherboard by lifting the black latch and pulling the cable out of its socket.
  • Disconnect the keyboard cable from the motherboard by lifting the black latch and pulling the cable out of its socket.

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Remove the I/O board cable from the motherboard by lifting the black latch and pulling the cable out of its socket. Remove the I/O board cable from the motherboard by lifting the black latch and pulling the cable out of its socket.
  • Remove the I/O board cable from the motherboard by lifting the black latch and pulling the cable out of its socket.

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Remove the three Phillips Head 5 mm #0 screws.
  • Remove the three Phillips Head 5 mm #0 screws.

  • Remove the one Phillips Head 3 mm #0 screw.

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Disconnect the display cable from the motherboard by pulling tape back and lifting connector latch. Pull the display cable away from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the display cable from the motherboard by pulling tape back and lifting connector latch.

  • Pull the display cable away from the motherboard.

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Remove the power adapter cable from the motherboard by sliding the cable out of its socket.
  • Remove the power adapter cable from the motherboard by sliding the cable out of its socket.

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Lift the motherboard off of the computer base.
  • Lift the motherboard off of the computer base.

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Remove the four Phillips Head 3 mm #0 screws from the fan. Remove the fan cable from the motherboard by sliding the cable out of the socket.
  • Remove the four Phillips Head 3 mm #0 screws from the fan.

  • Remove the fan cable from the motherboard by sliding the cable out of the socket.

  • Lift the fan off of the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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