1. Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.
    • Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.

    • Shut the screen, and lay the computer face-down on a flat, sturdy surface. Orient the computer to match the image.

    • Locate the battery release switch, as indicated in the image. Sliding this switch from right to left will release the battery.

    • Remove the battery.

  2. Remove the two 5mm screws securing the right side of the RAM cover to the computer frame.
    • Remove the two 5mm screws securing the right side of the RAM cover to the computer frame.

    • Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove.

    • The wifi card is connected to the computer with the two antenna lead wires.

    • Note where the white AUX wire and the black MAIN wire connect to the wifi card before disconnecting.

    • Disconnect the antenna leads from the wifi card by lifting the gold ends of the wires off the prongs on the wifi card.

      • The white wire connects to the AUX terminal.

      • The black wire connects to the MAIN terminal.

    • Remove the two 6.0mm screws securing the wifi card to the computer.

    • Remove the wifi card.

    • Locate the hard drive cover. Note that in this image, the RAM cover is still in place.

    • Remove the two screws securing the hard drive cover.

    • Remove the hard drive cover.

    • The hard drive is now accessible.

    • Remove the two 5.0mm screws securing the hard drive bracket.

    • Slide the hard drive to the right until the edge of the hard drive is flush with the computer frame.

    • Lift the hard drive out of the hard drive bay, left side first.

    • Remove the hard drive.

    • If you are replacing the hard drive, remove the four additional screws (two on each side) securing the metal shield to the hard drive. Then, remove the shield from the drive.

    • Remove the 11.0mm screw securing the optical drive to the computer.

    • Locate the optical drive. The optical drive is located on the left side of the RAM bay.

    • Press the exposed edge of the optical drive gently with the spudger until the drive releases from the computer frame.

    • Pull the optical drive completely out of the computer frame.

    • Remove the two 11.0mm screws at the corners on either side of the battery compartment.

    • Remove the three 6.0mm screws.

    • Remove the two 5.0mm screws.

    • Remove the 6.0mm screw in the middle of the battery compartment.

    • Turn the computer over and open the screen. This provides access to the screen hinges.

    • The keyboard switch cover is attached to the computer with a series of snaps. With a flathead screwdriver, pry up the switch cover until it pops free.

    • Be careful not to bend the keyboard switch cover too far when removing it.

    • Next, remove the keyboard. Push on the keyboard frame above the function keys and slide the keyboard toward the screen.

    • Carefully lift the trackpad-side edge of the keyboard to reveal the LED and keyboard cable connectors.

    • Detach the cable connectors from the computer by gripping each cable connector close to the computer contact point and pulling up gently.

    • This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.

      • Lay the keyboard face down.

      • Remove the four 3.00mm screws that attach the keyboard to the keyboard frame.

    • This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.

      • Lift the keyboard off the keyboard frame.

    • Remove the two 3.0mm screws on the side of the laptop shown.

    • Remove the one 5.0mm screw in the hard drive compartment.

    • Remove the eight 10mm screws securing the top cover to the laptop.

    • Flip the computer over and disconnect the Touchpad Cable.

    • Remove the silver 5.0mm screws Located in the silver area of the top cover

    • Remove the seven 10.0mm screws located on the top cover.

    • Lift off the top cover and remove it. Lift off from the back.

    • Congratulations! You're ready to install the new assembly and reassemble your laptop!

    • Locate the Power Supply Port

    • Lift the port up to remove it from its seated position

Заключение

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

Thomas Leman

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