Learn how to install the power button on the OLPC XO-4 laptop.


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  1. Turn the laptop upside-down, with the handle facing away from you.
    • Turn the laptop upside-down, with the handle facing away from you.

  2. Pull the lock tabs towards the green outer edges of the laptop.
    • Pull the lock tabs towards the green outer edges of the laptop.

    • Hold the left lock tab in the unlock position until the battery is completely removed in the next step.

    • Lift up on the middle of the battery to remove it from the device.

    • Remove the two 4mm Phillips #1 screws underneath the screen on the right-hand side.

    • Rotate the screen 180° and remove the other two screws.

    • You will have to put your screwdriver through the handle in order to reach the middle screw for both sides.

    • Remove the green side panel by pressing down on the small green button on the top and sliding the panel up.

    • Repeat the step above for the panel on the other side.

    • Be careful not to pull the bottom too far out because a ribbon cable is under the frame and can easily break.

    • Gently lift up the lower part of the frame and pull it down to free the screen frame.

    • Lift the black connector and pull the ribbon cable out by the purple tab, freeing the frame.

    • Remove the four 7.62mm screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Be careful not to pull the screen out too far. There are two ribbon cables attached to the screen, and they can easily break.

    • Carefully lift the screen out.

    • Notice that the laptop in this picture has been turned 180° with the antennas now below the screen.

    • For each ribbon cable, lift up the black connector and gently pull the ribbon cables out by the plastic tabs.

    • Remove the screen from the laptop.

    • Remove the four 6mm screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Rotate the top half of the laptop so that the back cover is facing you.

    • Pull up the tabs on the lower part of the back cover and pull it down and away from the antennas.

    • Remove the back cover by gently lifting it off of the laptop.

    • When pulling out the connectors, make sure to hold the metal connector instead of the wire.

    • Gently pull out the two antenna connectors by pulling them away from the motherboard.

    • Remove the black 4mm Phillips #1 screw holding the wireless card in.

    • Remove the wireless card from the laptop by gently sliding it out of its socket.

    • Remove the four black 4mm screws from the metal cover using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Remove the metal cover from the laptop.

    • Pull the connectors out by holding the plastic tabs and not the wires.

    • Unplug the three wires connecting the motherboard to the bottom half of the laptop.

    • Unplug the two speaker wires from the motherboard.

    • Turn the device over to where the screen used to be.

    • Pull out ribbon cable by holding the purple plastic tab.

    • Pull out connector with the black and white wire by holding plastic tab.

    • Move the motherboard slightly to the left so that the audio input and output jacks are out of the frame.

    • Pull the motherboard out of the laptop.

    • Remove the power button by pinching in the four tabs until the power button can be pushed out.


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

Matthew Smith

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