Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to remove the motherboard of the Google Pixelbook in order to fix a faulty motherboard, ram, storage, and or processor.

Use the iFixit opening tools or a metal spudger to pry the rubber covers off the back of your Pixelbook. Peel the linings off completely until the back of the Pixelbook looks bare. Peel the linings off completely until the back of the Pixelbook looks bare.
  • Use the iFixit opening tools or a metal spudger to pry the rubber covers off the back of your Pixelbook.

  • Peel the linings off completely until the back of the Pixelbook looks bare.

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Remove the top yellow 2.0mm screws by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screws counterclockwise. Remove the top yellow 2.0mm screws by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screws counterclockwise.
  • Remove the top yellow 2.0mm screws by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screws counterclockwise.

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Remove the rest of the screws from the back panel with a T5 Torx screwdriver. Turn the black 3.0mm screws and the silver 3.0mm screws counterclockwise. Remove the rest of the screws from the back panel with a T5 Torx screwdriver. Turn the black 3.0mm screws and the silver 3.0mm screws counterclockwise. Remove the rest of the screws from the back panel with a T5 Torx screwdriver. Turn the black 3.0mm screws and the silver 3.0mm screws counterclockwise.
  • Remove the rest of the screws from the back panel with a T5 Torx screwdriver. Turn the black 3.0mm screws and the silver 3.0mm screws counterclockwise.

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Use the nylon spudger to pry the edge of the Pixelbook up until you can grab the edge with your fingers. Open the back panel completely and lay it flat so you see the whole inside of the computer. Open the back panel completely and lay it flat so you see the whole inside of the computer.
  • Use the nylon spudger to pry the edge of the Pixelbook up until you can grab the edge with your fingers.

  • Open the back panel completely and lay it flat so you see the whole inside of the computer.

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Remove the yellow 2.0mm screw from the middle of the panel by using the T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screw counterclockwise. Remove the yellow 2.0mm screw from the middle of the panel by using the T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screw counterclockwise.
  • Remove the yellow 2.0mm screw from the middle of the panel by using the T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screw counterclockwise.

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Remove the small, black casing by using the spudger to lift it up from its place. Remove the small, black casing by using the spudger to lift it up from its place.
  • Remove the small, black casing by using the spudger to lift it up from its place.

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Disconnect the flat, black cord from the main component by using a spudger to push it out of the slot, or by using your hand to carefully pull it out.
  • Disconnect the flat, black cord from the main component by using a spudger to push it out of the slot, or by using your hand to carefully pull it out.

  • Your back panel is now free from the main component.

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Remove the two 3.0mm silver screws from the thin, black component by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screws counterclockwise. Remove the two 3.0mm silver screws from the thin, black component by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screws counterclockwise.
  • Remove the two 3.0mm silver screws from the thin, black component by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screws counterclockwise.

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Disconnect the thin, black and white cord from the motherboard by using the spudger to snap the connector up and out of place. Disconnect the thin, black and white cord from the motherboard by using the spudger to snap the connector up and out of place.
  • Disconnect the thin, black and white cord from the motherboard by using the spudger to snap the connector up and out of place.

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Remove the thin, black component by pulling it up and out of the laptop with your fingers.
  • Remove the thin, black component by pulling it up and out of the laptop with your fingers.

  • This photo shows the bottom screw still in the black box, but yours should be removed.

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Remove the gold 2.0mm corner screw by turning it counterclockwise with a T3 Torx screwdriver.
  • Remove the gold 2.0mm corner screw by turning it counterclockwise with a T3 Torx screwdriver.

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Using needle-nose tweezers, remove the silver casing by lifting it up and out of the computer. Using needle-nose tweezers, remove the silver casing by lifting it up and out of the computer.
  • Using needle-nose tweezers, remove the silver casing by lifting it up and out of the computer.

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Remove the three 3.0mm black screws on the right side by using a T5 Torx screwdriver to turn the screws counterclockwise. Remove the silver 2.0mm screw on the left side by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screw counterclockwise.
  • Remove the three 3.0mm black screws on the right side by using a T5 Torx screwdriver to turn the screws counterclockwise.

  • Remove the silver 2.0mm screw on the left side by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screw counterclockwise.

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Disconnect the thin, black ribbon cable by using the spudger to lift it up from the computer.
  • Disconnect the thin, black ribbon cable by using the spudger to lift it up from the computer.

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Use the needle-nose tweezers to remove the charging port by lifting the component up and out of the Pixelbook. Use the needle-nose tweezers to remove the charging port by lifting the component up and out of the Pixelbook.
  • Use the needle-nose tweezers to remove the charging port by lifting the component up and out of the Pixelbook.

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Remove the three 2.0mm black screws from the sound card by using a T5 Torx screwdriver to turn them counterclockwise. Remove the gold 3.0mm screw by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn it counterclockwise.
  • Remove the three 2.0mm black screws from the sound card by using a T5 Torx screwdriver to turn them counterclockwise.

  • Remove the gold 3.0mm screw by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn it counterclockwise.

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Disconect the thin, black and red cord from the motherboard by using the spudger to snap the connector up and out of place.
  • Disconect the thin, black and red cord from the motherboard by using the spudger to snap the connector up and out of place.

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Remove the yellow 2.0mm screw by using the T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screw counterclockwise.
  • Remove the yellow 2.0mm screw by using the T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screw counterclockwise.

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Remove the small, red component by lifting it up with the spudger.
  • Remove the small, red component by lifting it up with the spudger.

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Disconnect the metal component of the thin, black component by lifting it up with the spudger.
  • Disconnect the metal component of the thin, black component by lifting it up with the spudger.

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Remove the right charging port by picking it up with the tweezers and lifting it from the computer. Remove the right charging port by picking it up with the tweezers and lifting it from the computer.
  • Remove the right charging port by picking it up with the tweezers and lifting it from the computer.

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Disconnect the flat, black cord from the  motherboard by using a spudger to push it upwards out of the slot, or by using your hand to carefully pull upward. Disconnect the flat, black cord from the  motherboard by using a spudger to push it upwards out of the slot, or by using your hand to carefully pull upward.
  • Disconnect the flat, black cord from the motherboard by using a spudger to push it upwards out of the slot, or by using your hand to carefully pull upward.

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Fold back the plastic covering on the motherboard  using the nylon spudger. Fold back the plastic covering on the motherboard  using the nylon spudger. Fold back the plastic covering on the motherboard  using the nylon spudger.
  • Fold back the plastic covering on the motherboard using the nylon spudger.

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Disconnect the two black cables from the motherboard by pulling the connectors upward using the  needle-nose tweezers. Disconnect the two black cables from the motherboard by pulling the connectors upward using the  needle-nose tweezers. Disconnect the two black cables from the motherboard by pulling the connectors upward using the  needle-nose tweezers.
  • Disconnect the two black cables from the motherboard by pulling the connectors upward using the needle-nose tweezers.

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Disconnect the flat ribbon cable from the motherboard by using your hand to gently pull it out of the socket, or by using  a pair of tweezers to pull it out. Disconnect the flat ribbon cable from the motherboard by using your hand to gently pull it out of the socket, or by using  a pair of tweezers to pull it out. Disconnect the flat ribbon cable from the motherboard by using your hand to gently pull it out of the socket, or by using  a pair of tweezers to pull it out.
  • Disconnect the flat ribbon cable from the motherboard by using your hand to gently pull it out of the socket, or by using a pair of tweezers to pull it out.

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Disconnect the large flat ribbon cable from the motherboard by using your hand to gently pull it out of the socket, or by using  a pair of tweezers to pull it out. Disconnect the large flat ribbon cable from the motherboard by using your hand to gently pull it out of the socket, or by using  a pair of tweezers to pull it out. Disconnect the large flat ribbon cable from the motherboard by using your hand to gently pull it out of the socket, or by using  a pair of tweezers to pull it out.
  • Disconnect the large flat ribbon cable from the motherboard by using your hand to gently pull it out of the socket, or by using a pair of tweezers to pull it out.

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Raise the retaining latch of the motherboard connector by using  the needle-nose tweezers. Disconnect the large flat cable from the motherboard by gently pulling on the latch using the needle-nose tweezers. Disconnect the large flat cable from the motherboard by gently pulling on the latch using the needle-nose tweezers.
  • Raise the retaining latch of the motherboard connector by using the needle-nose tweezers.

  • Disconnect the large flat cable from the motherboard by gently pulling on the latch using the needle-nose tweezers.

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Disconnect the flat cable from the motherboard by using the needle-nose tweezers to gently pull the connector out of the slot. Disconnect the flat cable from the motherboard by using the needle-nose tweezers to gently pull the connector out of the slot. Disconnect the flat cable from the motherboard by using the needle-nose tweezers to gently pull the connector out of the slot.
  • Disconnect the flat cable from the motherboard by using the needle-nose tweezers to gently pull the connector out of the slot.

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Remove the gold 3.0mm screws and the black, flat 2.0mm screws from the motherboard by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screws counterclockwise. Remove the gold 3.0mm screws and the black, flat 2.0mm screws from the motherboard by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screws counterclockwise.
  • Remove the gold 3.0mm screws and the black, flat 2.0mm screws from the motherboard by using a T3 Torx screwdriver to turn the screws counterclockwise.

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Remove the motherboard by gently lifting it out of the laptop using the needle-nose tweezers. Remove the motherboard by gently lifting it out of the laptop using the needle-nose tweezers. Remove the motherboard by gently lifting it out of the laptop using the needle-nose tweezers.
  • Remove the motherboard by gently lifting it out of the laptop using the needle-nose tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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