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This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting.

To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools:

Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge □ Number 1 Flat-bladed screwdriver Phillips screwdriver Tweezers

Plastic Flat-bladed screwdriver Number 5 Hexed screwdriver NOTE: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.

General Information Before You Begin

Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following:

  1. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals.
  2. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.

The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

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Screw List




Screw M2.5XL6 Flat Head (Black)


Screw M2XL3 Washer Flat Head (Black)


Screw M2XL4 Flat Head (Black)


Screw M2XL4 Round Head (Black)


Screw M2XL5 Round Head (Silver)


Hex Screw


Screw M2.5XL4 Flat Head (Silver)


Screw M2XL4.5 Flat Head (Silver)


Screw M2XL3 Flat Head (Black)


Screw M2XL12 Round Head (Black)


Screw M3XL4 Flat Head (Silver)


CPU Sink Screw 3kg-cm (Upper


CPU Sink Screw 2kg-cm (Lower)


Modem Special Screw M2XL4 Washer


M2XL3 Flat Head (Silver)


Screw M2XL3 Flat Head (Silver)

1. To remove the battery, push the battery release button, and then slide the battery out from the machine.

  1. See "Removing the Battery" on page 62
  2. To remove the hard disk drive, first remove the one screw from the hard disk drive cover, and then remove the cover.

3. Remove the two screws as shown and then pull the plastic tag to detach the hard disk drive module out from the machine carefully.

Hard Disk Drive Flow Chart

NOTE: Please follow the numeric orders such as 1, 2, 3, and 4 to screw the hard disk drive module to the main unit. It is suggested that you reverse the sequence when you remove the screws.

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