Disassembling the Main Unit

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

  1. Disconnect the touchpad cable and the LED FFC from the main board.
  2. Remove the 15 screws on the bottom as shown.
  3. Detach the upper case assembly from the lower case assembly carefully.

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

  1. Turn over the lower case assembly to the bottom side, then disconnect the fan cable.
  2. Turn over the lower case assemlby to the fron side, then detach the bluetooth module.
  1. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the main board.
  2. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth module as shown.
  1. Disconnect the speaker set cable from the main board.
  2. Remove the four screws fastening the main board to the lower case.
  3. Detach the main board from the lower case carefully.
  1. Remove the two screws holding the speaker set.
  2. Take out the speaker set from the lower case.
  1. Remove the three screws fastening the system fan.
  2. Detach the fan from the lower case.
  1. Disconnect the RTC battery cable then detach the RTC battery.
  2. Disconnect the launch board FFC from the main board.
  1. Disconnect the modem cable from the main board.
  2. Disconnect the modem board from the main board.
  3. Disconnect the modem cable from the modem board as shown.
  1. Use a flat-headed screwdriver to release the CPU socket lock.
  2. Remove the CPU from the CPU socket carefully.

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly

  1. Remove the two screws fastening the LED board.
  2. The remove the LED board from the upper case assembly carefully.
  1. Disconnect the LED board FFC from the LED board.
  2. Disconnect the touchpad FFC then remove it.
  1. Remove the four screws fastening the touchpad bracket.
  2. Remove the touchpad bracket (with touchpad).
  3. Detach the touchpad from the touchpad bracke.t

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