Introduction

This guide will show how to replace the motherboard if it becomes damaged or non-functional.

Use the pointed end of the spudger to slide the battery lock until the battery pops loose.
  • Use the pointed end of the spudger to slide the battery lock until the battery pops loose.

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Slide the battery out of the battery slot.
  • Slide the battery out of the battery slot.

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  • Unscrew the two RAM 6mm cover screws.

  • Use a PH1 screw bit.

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  • Pop the RAM cover off.

  • Use the plastic opening tool.

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  • Use either the spudger or your fingers to pinch the clips away from the RAM chip on either side of each chip.

    • The chip should pop up.

    • The clips break easily.

  • Slide the RAM memory chips out of the slots.

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  • Remove the two 6mm PH1 screws from the bottom of the laptop.

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  • Use the spudger, push the two tabs, located in the battery slot, through their slots to release the keyboard.

    • Do this with the computer slightly open for ease.

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  • Open the laptop.

  • Start top of the keyboard and use the opening tool to pop the remaining tabs around the keyboard loose.

  • The keyboard can be flipped onto its face once removed.

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  • Use the spudger and slide the grey tabs on either side of the keyboard wires away from the white plastic.

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  • Disconnect the keyboard by pulling the blue tape on the wire strip.

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  • Remove the five 6mm PH1 screws beneath the keyboard.

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  • Use the spudger to pop the gray tab up and away from the far left wire strip.

  • Disconnect the wire strip by pulling the blue tab loose.

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  • Use the spudger to pop the white tab up away from the wire strip located at the top left corner of the mouse pad.

  • Disconnect the wire strip by pulling the blue tab.

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  • Close the laptop.

  • Remove the remaining 18 6mm PH1 screws from the bottom cover of the laptop.

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  • Use the opening tool to separate the back of the laptop from the inside cover.

  • Open the computer and remove the inside cover.

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  • Lift the HDD out of the base and use the opening tool to disconnect the HDD from the motherboard wire.

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  • Slide the optical disc drive out of the slot to disconnect it from the motherboard.

  • Unscrew the main 3.5mm PH1 screw from the motherboard.

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  • Unscrew the 3.5mm PH1 screw from the Wireless Lan chip.

  • Use the opening tool to pop both wires off of the Wireless Lan chip.

  • Pull the Wirelss Lan Chip to remove it from the motherboard.

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  • Pull the tape covering the wires for the Wireless Lan chip up.

  • Pull the black and white wires loose.

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  • Pull up the tape securing the optical wires to the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the wire plug-in from the motherboard.

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  • Unscrew the 3.5mm PH1 screw securing the optical disk drive to motherboard connector.

  • Pull the connector to disconnect it from the motherboard.

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  • Flip the motherboard up towards the screen to access the underside.

    • There are still wires connected to the motherboard.

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  • Use the spudger to disconnect the remaining three wires from the motherboard.

  • Once the wires are disconnected, the motherboard is completely disconnected from the laptop frame.

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  • Unscrew the three PH1 screws connecting the CPU fan to the motherboard.

  • The three screws are permanently attached to the CPU fan assembly.

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  • On the side opposite the CPU fan screws, pull loose the tape securing the fan assembly to the motherboard.

    • This is the same tape that covered the Wireless Lan chip black and white wires.

  • The CPU fan can now be separated from the motherboard.

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  • The motherboard can be replaced once disconnected from the CPU cooling fan.

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Conclusion

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

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