Introduction

This guide will give you step-by-step instructions on how to remove and replace a faulty motherboard. Make sure you have a clean, dry, uncluttered, and roomy work space that has good lighting before you start. Also, make sure that your motherboard actually needs to be replaced by consulting our troubleshooting guide.

Outils

Aucun outil requis.

Pièces

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Static buildup and discharge can damage your computer's components. Use the Ant-Static Wrist strap to help prevent this.
  • Static buildup and discharge can damage your computer's components. Use the Ant-Static Wrist strap to help prevent this.

  • Turn the computer upside down.

  • Use the T4 Torx Screwdriver to remove the eight 3.3 mm screws.

  • Make sure to use the Magnetic Project Mat to help you keep track of the small screws.

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Remove the back case by using a plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the back case by using a plastic opening tool.

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  • Remove the four 2mm Phillips #00 screws from the battery.

  • The screw locations are marked by small white arrows on the battery.

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  • Peel off the adhesive holding the right speaker wire down.

  • Move the battery slightly to gain access to the battery plug.

  • Unplug then remove the battery.

  • It is normal for your battery to flex and bend a bit where the wider section meets the narrower section.

  • Do not puncture the battery. The contents are hazardous and react dangerously with the oxygen in the air.

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  • Remove the two 2mm Phillips #00 screws from the fan.

  • Disconnect the fan from the motherboard.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the antenna wires from the WiFi card.

  • Remove the single Phillips #00 screw from the WiFi card.

  • Slide the module up until it is completely removed.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  • Pull the ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.

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  • Using two plastic opening tools, Disconnect the right speaker cable from the motherboard.

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  • Identify the ZIF connector that connects the keyboard to the back light as shown in the image.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, lift the locking bar on the ZIF connector that connects the keyboard back light to the motherboard.

  • Gently pull the cable out.

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  • Gently peel back the tape on the locking bar of the keyboard connector.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, pull up on the locking bar.

  • Gently pull the cable out.

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  • Identify the touch pad ZIF cable as shown in the image.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, Gently lift up the locking bar on the touch pad ZIF.

  • Gently slide the cable out.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, Lift the locking bar on the card reader ZIF connector.

  • Gently slide the cable out.

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  • Using two plastic opening tools, Disconnect the left speaker cable.

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  • Using two plastic opening tools, Unplug the power cable connector.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, Lift the locking bar on the display connector.

  • Grip the black tape and pull up to unplug.

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  • Remove the 3.5mm Phillips #00 screw securing the motherboard to the top cover.

  • Remove the 2mm Phillips #00 screw securing the motherboard to the top cover.

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  • Remove the motherboard from the alignment pins on the top cover.

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Conclusion

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

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