Prior to performing the procedure, please remove all power connections
to the system, including battery
and AC power adapter connection.
Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components
or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting
When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its
pull-tab, not on the cable itself. Some cables have a connector with
locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this type of cable, press in on
the locking tabs before you disconnect the cable. As you pull connectors
apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins.
Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors are
correctly oriented and aligned.
- Small flat-blade screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver
- Small plastic scribe
Step 1: Remove all screws from bottom chassis.
Step 2: Remove rubber cap and screws from hard
and remove Hard Drive, WiFi Card and memory card.
Step 3: Remove screws from back panel
Step 4: Remove power switch / multimedia plastic
Step 5: Remove screws from power switch circuit
board and keyboard anchors
Step 6: Carefully remove Data/Video Cable, Speaker
LCD hinges screws,
Then remove the LCD
Step 7: Remove additional screws from top chassis
touchpad flat-ribbon connector
Step 8: Remove screws from CPU fan assembly before
removing heatsink and fan, remove hard drive caddy tray screws, optical
drive caddy screws
Step 8a: Remove back panel hexagonal post before
removing the aluminum caddy of the optical bay.
Step 9: Remove additional screws, connectors,
auxiliary fan before
removing the entire system
Step 9a: Locate DC power jack, de solder the leads and replace with NEW dc power jack.