Introduction

If the motherboard malfunctions, it may need to be replaced, however, such a situation is relatively rare. Please check for other issues before determining if the motherboard is faulty.

Pièces

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Power off the laptop.
  • Power off the laptop.

  • Unplug the charging cable and any other cables plugged into the laptop.

  • Failure to remove or unplug any cables could result in electric shock.

  • Turn the laptop over so that the back panel is facing upwards.

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Locate two switches above the battery that lock it into place.
  • Locate two switches above the battery that lock it into place.

  • Push the left-hand switch, that says "lock" above it, so that it is unlocked.

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  • Push and hold the right-hand switch, which says "release" above it, and lift the battery up out of its place.

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  • Remove all the 8mm Phillips #1 screws on the backside of the laptop.

  • There are three 3mm and two 5.3mm screws under the battery that also need to be taken out.

  • There are three 3mm screws under the optical drives that also need to be taken out.

  • Remove the RAM panel in addition to the other screws. For further instructions, refer to the RAM replacement guide.

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  • Pry along the edges of the back panel using the spudger.

  • If you are struggling to remove the back panel with a moderate amount of force, do NOT apply any additional force, instead double check to make sure all the screws were removed before attempting again.

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  • Locate and remove three 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screws on the bottom of the fan.

  • Locate and remove the four 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screws on the top of the fan.

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  • Locate and remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws above the processor and attached to the bronze heat-pipes.

  • Gently lift up the fan and heatsink from the the laptop.

  • If the fan and heatsink will not lift up with ease, do NOT apply any additional force. Check again to see if all necessary screws are removed.

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  • The fan attached onto the heat sink with electrical tape. Removing the electrical tape allows you to replace the fan.

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  • Locate the two highlighted circular openings and push the keyboard out.

  • There is a ribbon cable attaching the keyboard to the back of the motherboard. Avoid damaging the ribbon when pushing out the keyboard.

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  • Detach the ribbon cable to separate the keyboard from the laptop.

  • Push open the brown clamp at the base of the ribbon to release it.

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  • Remove the highlighted ribbon cables from their place underneath the keyboard. To do so, lift up on the black clamps to release the cables.

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  • Remove the highlighted 3mm Phillips #1 screws.

  • Remove the two 8mm Phillips #1 screws that are highlighted.

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  • Detach all of the highlighted connectors.

  • If the connector has a plastic cable, use it to assist in removal.

  • Detach the black and grey network card cables.

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  • Carefully lift up the motherboard from its place.

  • The USB input/output area sits within the back plate of the laptop. To ensure safe removal, lift up and pull away from the USB input panel.

  • If the motherboard does lift up or come out easily, do not apply any additional force. Check again for any unattached cables or connects before attempting again.

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Conclusion

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

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Excellent instructions and pics. Thank you for this guide!

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