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Introduction

Replacing the motherboard should be a last resort in the troubleshooting process so if you are not entirely sure it needs to be replaced double check before following this guide. Laptop motherboards are more integrated than as many separate components in a full size CPU are built into these motherboards. A motherboard may need to be removed if it is faulty and needs to be replaced or just to be upgraded. For this device the motherboard is required to be removed to access the underside of the keyboard.

  1. Before you begin, be sure to turn off your laptop.
    • Before you begin, be sure to turn off your laptop.

    • Using a Torx T5 screwdriver, remove the ten 1/8 inch screws securing the back cover.

    • Remove the back cover.

  2. Remove the seven screws holding the battery in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the seven screws holding the battery in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the seven screws holding the battery in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  3. Unlock the ZIF connectors securing the right ribbon cable.
    • Unlock the ZIF connectors securing the right ribbon cable.

    • To unlock a ZIF connector, use an opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small, hinged locking flap.

    • Carefully pull the two ribbon cables out of their sockets.

  4. Use an opening tool to unlock the ZIF connector securing the white ribbon over the battery.
    • Use an opening tool to unlock the ZIF connector securing the white ribbon over the battery.

    You know where I can buy that kind white ribbon, it hard find anywhere.

    loona.ot12 - Réponse

  5. Carefully pull out the two connectors out of their sockets. Pull parallel to the motherboard, not straight up.
    • Carefully pull out the two connectors out of their sockets.

    • Pull parallel to the motherboard, not straight up.

  6. Pull the wide battery connector towards the battery to disconnect it from the motherboard. Pull parallel to the motherboard, not straight up.
    • Pull the wide battery connector towards the battery to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Pull parallel to the motherboard, not straight up.

  7. Remove the battery from the laptop. Remove the battery from the laptop.
    • Remove the battery from the laptop.

    I lost some of the screws! What are the right replacement screws for the back cover and the battery?

    Anon - Réponse

  8. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two screws holding down the speaker. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two screws holding down the speaker.
    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two screws holding down the speaker.

  9. Disconnect the wire by pinching with your fingers and pulling up.
    • Disconnect the wire by pinching with your fingers and pulling up.

  10. Remove the speaker.
    • Remove the speaker.

  11. Remove the three black rubber pads that cover the screws holding the fan.
    • Remove the three black rubber pads that cover the screws holding the fan.

  12. Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the three 1/4 inch screws.
    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the three 1/4 inch screws.

  13. Disconnect the wire that goes from the fan into the white connector, but leave the wire attached to the fan.
    • Disconnect the wire that goes from the fan into the white connector, but leave the wire attached to the fan.

  14. Lift the fan out with your hands. Lift the fan out with your hands.
    • Lift the fan out with your hands.

  15. On the left and right sides of the motherboard, remove the black tape holding down the wires.
    • On the left and right sides of the motherboard, remove the black tape holding down the wires.

  16. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the single 4.5mm long screw holding down the network card.
    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the single 4.5mm long screw holding down the network card.

  17. Pull out the network card from its connector on the motherboard.
    • Pull out the network card from its connector on the motherboard.

  18. Disconnect the 2 wires on right side and the 1 wire on the left that holds the motherboard down. To remove the two right wires pull them straight out of their connectors. To remove the left wire pull up on the metal clamp and pull the wire straight out. Disconnect the 2 wires on right side and the 1 wire on the left that holds the motherboard down. To remove the two right wires pull them straight out of their connectors. To remove the left wire pull up on the metal clamp and pull the wire straight out. Disconnect the 2 wires on right side and the 1 wire on the left that holds the motherboard down. To remove the two right wires pull them straight out of their connectors. To remove the left wire pull up on the metal clamp and pull the wire straight out.
    • Disconnect the 2 wires on right side and the 1 wire on the left that holds the motherboard down. To remove the two right wires pull them straight out of their connectors. To remove the left wire pull up on the metal clamp and pull the wire straight out.

  19. Remove the wire located close to left hand side black ribbon cable. Pull down on both sides of the connector to remove. Remove the wire located close to left hand side black ribbon cable. Pull down on both sides of the connector to remove.
    • Remove the wire located close to left hand side black ribbon cable. Pull down on both sides of the connector to remove.

  20. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the nine 5 mm screws holding down the motherboard to the laptop case.
    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the nine 5 mm screws holding down the motherboard to the laptop case.

  21. Lift the motherboard straight up out of case.
    • Lift the motherboard straight up out of case.

Conclusion

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

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I broke my white ribbon, where do I get a replacement? Anyone please help! Thank you!!!

ksm270 - Réponse

Where can I purchase the motherboard, I am trying to replace mine and cannot find the part anywhere other than eBay.

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