Disassembling the Main Unit

  1. Remove one screw that secures the LCD FPC cable as the picture shows.
  2. Then disconnect the LCD FPC cable from the main board.
  1. Remove the two screw holding the LCD FPC cable on the bottom.
  2. Push the left and right hinge caps on the front side carefully.
  3. Then hold the left and right hinge caps on the rear side as the picture shows.
  4. Remove the left and right hinge caps.
  1. Remove the two screws holding the LCD module on one side.
  2. Then remove another two screws on the other side.
  1. Slide the LCD latch.
  2. Then turn over the LCD module as the picture shows.
  1. Pull out the LCD FPC cable carefully.
  2. Then detach the entire LCD module.
  1. Remove the seven screws on the bottom.
  2. Remove the five screws holding the thermal plate.
  3. Then take out the thermal plate.

16. Disconnect the touchpad cable as the picture shows.

17. Disconnect the speaker cable from the main board.

18. Disconnect the main and aux wireless LAN antennae. (main: left/black, aux: right/gray)

  1. Pop out the wireless LAN card.
  2. Then take out the wireless LAN card.

21. Disconnect the cover switch cable from the main board.

  1. Use a flat screwdriver as the picture shows to detach the upper case assembly.
  2. Then detach the upper case carefully.

24. Remove the touchpad cover from the upper case as the picture shows.

  1. Disconnect the touchpad cable from the touchpad board.
  2. Then take out the touchpad board carefully.
  1. Tear off the tape fastening the wireless LAN antennae as picture shows.
  2. Take out the wireless LAN antennae from the fastening fillisters.
  3. Pull out the main and aux wireless LAN antennae carefully.
  1. Remove one screw holding the main wireless LAN antenna.
  2. Then take out the main wireless LAN antenna.
  1. Remove one screw holding the aux wireless LAN antenna.
  2. Then take out the aux wireless LAN antenna.
  1. Remove one screw that secures the modem card.
  2. Remove the modem card.
  3. Then disconnect the modem card cable from the modem card.

37. Disconnect the fan cable from the main board.

  1. Tear off the tape fastening the microphone cable as picture shows.
  2. Then disconnect the microphone cable from the main board.
  1. Remove one screw that secure the main board.
  2. Then take out the main board from the lower case.
  1. Remove the three screws that secure the fan.
  2. Then remove the fan from the lower case.

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