Disassembling the Main Unit

Separate the Main Unit Into the Upper and the Lower Case Assembly

  1. Remove the two screws holding the switch board.
  2. Remove the switch board.
  3. Disconnect the touchpad FFC from the main board.
  1. Disconnect the bluetooth cable.
  2. Remove the five screws that secure the upper case.
  3. Remove the eighteen screws on the bottom as shown.
  1. Detach the upper case assembly and place it next to the lower case assembly.
  2. Disconnect the microphone cable then remove the upper case assembly.

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly

  1. Disconnect the touchpad board to touchpad FFC.
  2. Disconnect the touchpad board to main board FFC.
  3. Then detach the touchpad board to main board FFC from the touchpad board.
  1. Remove the three screws that secure the touchpad board.
  2. Remove the touchpad board from the upper case.
  3. Disconnect the touchpad board to touchpad FFC.
  1. Remove the touchpad board to touchpad FFC from the uppwer case assembly.
  2. Remove the four screws holding the touchpad bracket.
  3. Detach the touchpad bracket from the upper case assembly.
  1. Remove the touchpad from the upper case.
  2. Remove the two screws that secure the bluetooth module.
  3. Disconnect the bluetooth module then remove it.

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

  1. Disconnect the MDC cable from the modem board.
  2. Detach the MDC cable from the main board.
  3. Remove the two screws holding the modem board.
  1. Remove the modem board from the lower case.
  2. Disconnect the speaker cable from the main board.
  3. Remove the two screws that secure the main board.
  1. Remove the two screw nuts as shown.
  2. The you can detach the main board from the upper case.
  3. Remove the three screws that secure the VGA heatsink.
  1. Remove the VGA heatsink from the main board as shown.
  2. Remove the three in one cover from the lower case.
  3. Remove the two screws that secure the speaker set on one side.
  1. Then remove another two screws holding the speaker set on the other side.
  2. Then take out the speaker set from the lower case.

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