Introduction

You will do this after you have taken out the hard drive.

  1. Pull the keyboard tabs toward you while lifting up on the keyboard until it releases from it's hold.
    • Pull the keyboard tabs toward you while lifting up on the keyboard until it releases from it's hold.

    • To lift the keyboard out pull it up and away from you. Then place the keyboard on the track pad.

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  2. Pull the keyboard ribbon vertically from the logic board to release connection.
    • Pull the keyboard ribbon vertically from the logic board to release connection.

    • The connector may be tight and difficult to remove. If stuck try rocking the connector back and forth while pulling up until it releases. This same process can be used for many of the connectors on this device.

    • Remove battery and CD/DVD drives before proceeding any further.

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    • Your computer should look approximately like this.

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    • Remove the two silver Phillips #1 screws that attach the heat shield to the metal framework.

    • Lift the heat shield up and toward you.

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    • Pull the PRAM battery cable vertically upward to disconnect it.

    • Remove the battery by pulling up and to the left.

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    • Remove the two T8 Torx screws that attach the heat sink to the processor.

    • Remove the long silver Phillips #1 screw from the heat sink.

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    • Lift up the heat sink unit from the left side and remove.

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    • Lift the processor on the right side and pull directly up.

    • The RAM chips should be in the slots on the processor.

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    • After removing the RAM, your laptop should now look like this.

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    • Locate the orange tab, which should be just left of the hard-drive.

    • You must disconnect this orange tab from the logic board to enable the next step.

    • It is better to do this by grabbing the plastic connection point, not the relatively flexible cable.

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    • Grab the plastic strip shown here and gently remove, pulling up and left.

    • Pull left to avoid the hard drive catching the casing.

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    • Once you have removed the hard-drive, your laptop should like this.

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    • Remove the single black Torx screw from the modem.

    • Remove the black rectangle that is being held on by the one Torx screw.

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    • Using your fingers, lift the modem from the socket it is plugged into.

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    • Disconnect the cable that is attached to the end of the modem to remove the modem.

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    • Your computer will look approximately like this.

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    • Push the display back.

    • Put your index finger under the power button and gently pull the clutch cover back.

    • Repeat for the left side.

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    • Lift the clutch cover up and off. Pull it towards yourself.

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    • Disconnect the display cable from the logic board.

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    • Remove the Torx screw that holds the display cable.

    • Pull out thick display inverter board by pulling it up and out. Two tabs will be holding it in place, you need to get pass these to pull the board free.

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    • Disconnect the white inverter cable. Pull it towards the left.

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    • Disconnect the inverter plug by pulling it up from the logib board.

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    • Turn the laptop around.

    • Open the port door.

    • Remove the four Torx screws.

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    • Turn the laptop so the front faces you.

    • Pull the black Airport antenna up.

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    • Pull the display up as you hold it firmly with both hands.

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Conclusion

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

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