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The motherboard is a key component for any laptop and a damaged motherboard means that the laptop will not work as intended. This guide shows you how to replace the motherboard for this laptop.

  1. Power the laptop off. Flip the laptop over and position it so the opening faces you. Remove the rubber foot located near the opening side of the device using tweezers.
    • Power the laptop off.

    • Flip the laptop over and position it so the opening faces you.

    • Remove the rubber foot located near the opening side of the device using tweezers.

  2. Unscrew the five 5-mm screws using the PH0 screwdriver. Unscrew the five 5-mm screws using the PH0 screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the five 5-mm screws using the PH0 screwdriver.

  3. Identify the HDMI port located in the side of the laptop opposite to the power button. Insert the plastic opening tool into the divet of the back panel located above the HDMI port. Pry along the laptop frame until the back panel comes loose.
    • Identify the HDMI port located in the side of the laptop opposite to the power button.

    • Insert the plastic opening tool into the divet of the back panel located above the HDMI port.

    • Pry along the laptop frame until the back panel comes loose.

    • Do not pull the back panel too hard as the battery is still connected to the back panel and the motherboard. This can damage your device.

  4. Rotate the device so the opening faces you again. Hold the back panel away from the laptop and  remove the 4-mm screw using the PH0 screwdriver.
    • Rotate the device so the opening faces you again.

    • Hold the back panel away from the laptop and remove the 4-mm screw using the PH0 screwdriver.

    • This screw is fastening the battery to the laptop.

    • Lift the back panel gently.

  5. Unplug the cable that connects the battery to the motherboard. Detach the back panel, which still includes  the battery.
    • Unplug the cable that connects the battery to the motherboard.

    • Detach the back panel, which still includes the battery.

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  7. Position the computer so the opening side faces you. Remove the tape holding the WiFi module using tweezers.
    • Position the computer so the opening side faces you.

    • Remove the tape holding the WiFi module using tweezers.

  8. Unplug the white and black wires by lifting them up by hand or using tweezers.
    • Unplug the white and black wires by lifting them up by hand or using tweezers.

  9. Remove the 3-mm screw that holds the WiFi module to the motherboard using the PH0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the 3-mm screw that holds the WiFi module to the motherboard using the PH0 screwdriver.

  10. Pull the WiFi module out of the connector. Pull the WiFi module out of the connector.
    • Pull the WiFi module out of the connector.

  11. Unplug the speaker connector using tweezers. Unplug the speaker connector using tweezers.
    • Unplug the speaker connector using tweezers.

  12. Lift the white hinge that holds the cable with a blue plastic strip. Pull the blue strip away from the motherboard.
    • Lift the white hinge that holds the cable with a blue plastic strip.

    • Pull the blue strip away from the motherboard.

  13. Lift the wider hinge located at the top of the motherboard holding another grey strip cable. Pull the strip cable away from the motherboard.
    • Lift the wider hinge located at the top of the motherboard holding another grey strip cable.

    • Pull the strip cable away from the motherboard.

    • These cables look similar so make sure not to mix them up when putting the laptop back together.

  14. Unplug the black covered cable from the top of the motherboard. This cable is located to the right of  the last strip cable from the previous step.
    • Unplug the black covered cable from the top of the motherboard.

    • This cable is located to the right of the last strip cable from the previous step.

  15. Remove the four 4-mm screws holding the metallic plate using a PH0 screwdriver. Remove the four 4-mm screws holding the metallic plate using a PH0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 4-mm screws holding the metallic plate using a PH0 screwdriver.

  16. Detach the motherboard by lifting it up and away from the body of the laptop.
    • Detach the motherboard by lifting it up and away from the body of the laptop.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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