Removing Replacing the Motherboard and Keyboard Connection Board Assemblies

Use the following procedure to remove/replace the Motherboard Assembly:

  1. Remove the Top Cover and Fan Assemblies as described in Paragraphs 6.5.10.
  2. Unplug the Battery Board, LED Board Connector as described in paragraph 6.5.12.
  3. Refer to Paragraph 6.5.16 and remove the Charger Board Assembly.
  4. Remove the five screws that secure the motherboard to the inside assembly frame. Pull up on the Motherboard Assembly to release it from the inside assembly frame (refer to Figure 6-21).
  5. Turn the motherboard over and remove the Keyboard Connection Board.
Figure 6-21 Detaching Motherboard from Inside Frame Assembly

Use the following procedure to remove/replace the PCMCIA Connector Module:

  1. Remove the Motherboard Assembly as described in Paragraph 6.5.17.
  2. Remove the four screws securing the PCMCIA Module to the Motherboard Assembly (refer to Figure 6-22).
  3. Replacement is the reverse of Steps 1 through 3.

Figure 6-22 Removing/Replacing the PCMCIA Module

Use the following procedure to remove/replace the Touchpad Assembly:

  1. Remove the Keyboard Assembly as described in Paragraph 6.5.4.
  2. Remove the Top Cover Assembly as described in Paragraph 6.5.10.
  3. Refer to Figure 6-23; remove the center screw and disconnect the Touchpad cable J1.
  4. Remove the Touchpad main sensor and connector unit.
  5. Remove the two side screws and remove the metal plate.
  6. Lift up and remove the Touchpad buttons.
  7. Lift up and remove the Touchpad.
  8. Replacement is essentially the reverse of Steps 1 through 7.

Remove 1 screw and disconnect J1

Lift up and remove touchpad buttons Lift up and remove touchpad

Figure 6-23 Removing/Replacing the Touchpad Assembly

Caution: If the notebook is powered up with the LCD bezel removed, you can be exposed to high voltages which could result in shock and equipment damage. Ensure that the batteries and AC adapter are removed from the notebook when working on the LCD/Display assembly.

To remove/replace the Display Bezel, use the following the procedure;

  1. Remove the AC adapter and Battery Pack as described in Paragraph 6.5.1.
  2. Remove the round LCD bumpers at the top of the display (refer to Figure 6-24).
  3. Remove the left and right screws near the display hinges (note that the screw covers are not identical).
  4. Remove four screws on the Display Bezel (Figure 6-24).
  5. Pull out and remove the Display Bezel

RemovingS crews and Bumpers

Removing Bezel Screws

Removing the

Bezel

RemovingS crews and Bumpers

Removing Bezel Screws

Removing the

Bezel

Removing Hinge Cable Cover

Removing LCD Screws

iv- CN2

LCD Inverter LCD ID Board

Removing the

Inverter Boards iv- CN2

LCD Inverter LCD ID Board

Removing LCD Screws

Removing the

Inverter Boards

Removing the Display Cable

Assembly

Figure 6-24 Display Unit Disassembly

To remove/replace the LCD Inverter or the LCD ID Board, use the following the procedure;

  1. Remove the Display Bezel as described in Paragraph 6.5.20.
  2. Gently fold back the foil around the LCD and unplug Inverter Cable CN2 (refer to Figure 6-24).
  3. Remove the screws that secure the three Inverter Boards to the display back cover and remove the boards.
  4. Replacement is essentially the reverse of Steps 1 through 3.
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