Introduction

This guide will provide you with simple and clear steps on how to replace the motherboard on an Acer Chromebook C720-2420.

Place your Chromebook upside down. Utilizing the precision magnetized Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove all thirteen 6.5 mm Phillips screws that secure the back cover.
  • Place your Chromebook upside down.

  • Utilizing the precision magnetized Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove all thirteen 6.5 mm Phillips screws that secure the back cover.

  • Before doing anything, make sure your Acer Chromebook is completely turned off.

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Use the plastic opening tool to carefully remove the bottom.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully remove the bottom.

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Remove the two 3.6 mm Phillips screws holding the battery in place. Remove the two 3.6 mm Phillips screws holding the battery in place.
  • Remove the two 3.6 mm Phillips screws holding the battery in place.

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Disconnect the connector that attaches the battery to the Chromebook with a pair of pliers or tweezers. Alternatively, you could use your hands, as it may be difficult to unhook the connector.
  • Disconnect the connector that attaches the battery to the Chromebook with a pair of pliers or tweezers.

    • Alternatively, you could use your hands, as it may be difficult to unhook the connector.

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Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

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Remove the six 4.7 mm Phillips screws that secure the fan. Remove the six 4.7 mm Phillips screws that secure the fan.
  • Remove the six 4.7 mm Phillips screws that secure the fan.

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Disconnect these cables from the motherboard using the tweezers. Alternatively, you may use your hands. Pull out the fan.
  • Disconnect these cables from the motherboard using the tweezers.

    • Alternatively, you may use your hands.

  • Pull out the fan.

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Remove the 3.6 mm  Phillips screw that secures the SSD in place. Remove the 3.6 mm  Phillips screw that secures the SSD in place.
  • Remove the 3.6 mm Phillips screw that secures the SSD in place.

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Pull out the SSD. Pull out the SSD.
  • Pull out the SSD.

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Disconnect the speaker cable from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the speaker cable from the motherboard.

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Disconnect the display cable from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the display cable from the motherboard.

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Gently pull out the wire for the 2 PIC connectors.
  • Gently pull out the wire for the 2 PIC connectors.

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Remove the two 3.7 mm Phillips screws that hold the motherboard in place.
  • Remove the two 3.7 mm Phillips screws that hold the motherboard in place.

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Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector to release the ribbon cable.
  • Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector to release the ribbon cable.

  • Carefully remove the ribbon cable.

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Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector to release the ribbon cable.
  • Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector to release the ribbon cable.

  • Gently remove the ribbon cable

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Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector to release the ribbon cable.
  • Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector to release the ribbon cable.

  • Remove the ribbon cable.

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Lift up and remove the motherboard.
  • Lift up and remove the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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