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Introducción

Replacing your speakers may be necessary if they are producing scratchy audio or none at all.

  1. Ensure your device is unplugged and shut down.
    • Ensure your device is unplugged and shut down.

    • Place the laptop down with the cooling vents facing upwards.

  2. Use your finger to slide the latch towards the unlocked position (away from the other latch).  If done correctly you will see red. Slide the second latch to the unlocked position while gently pulling the battery away from the laptop.
    • Use your finger to slide the latch towards the unlocked position (away from the other latch). If done correctly you will see red.

    • Slide the second latch to the unlocked position while gently pulling the battery away from the laptop.

  3. Using the #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the nine 4mm screws on the back panel. Using the #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the nine 4mm screws on the back panel.
    • Using the #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the nine 4mm screws on the back panel.

  4. Gently pull the two rubber feet closest to battery away from the device. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 5mm screw under each rubber foot.
    • Gently pull the two rubber feet closest to battery away from the device. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 5mm screw under each rubber foot.

  5. Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop. Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop. Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop.
    • Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop.

  6. Remove both antenna wires by pulling upwards gently. Remove both antenna wires by pulling upwards gently.
    • Remove both antenna wires by pulling upwards gently.

  7. Using the #00 Phillips screwdriver, remove one 3mm screw from the network card.
    • Using the #00 Phillips screwdriver, remove one 3mm screw from the network card.

  8. Slide Wi-Fi network card away from motherboard and remove gently. Slide Wi-Fi network card away from motherboard and remove gently.
    • Slide Wi-Fi network card away from motherboard and remove gently.

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  10. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the four 4mm screws that secure the hard drive bracket to the motherboard. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the four 4mm screws that secure the hard drive bracket to the motherboard.
    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the four 4mm screws that secure the hard drive bracket to the motherboard.

  11. Slide your hard drive away from your motherboard until fully removed. Be careful not to snag any wires routed along the battery side of the hard drive.
    • Slide your hard drive away from your motherboard until fully removed.

    • Be careful not to snag any wires routed along the battery side of the hard drive.

  12. This step is only necessary if you are swapping your old hard drive for a new one. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove four 2.5mm screws, two per side, to release the hard drive from its mounting bracket.  These screws are directly next to each mounting screw you removed previously. Install the mounting brackets onto the new hard drive during reassembly.
    • This step is only necessary if you are swapping your old hard drive for a new one.

    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove four 2.5mm screws, two per side, to release the hard drive from its mounting bracket. These screws are directly next to each mounting screw you removed previously.

    • Install the mounting brackets onto the new hard drive during reassembly.

  13. Many of the wire connections to the motherboard are secured by tape for vibration protection.  Your device may or may not have this tape.
    • Many of the wire connections to the motherboard are secured by tape for vibration protection. Your device may or may not have this tape.

    • If any tape is present, remove all tape from the area within the red area.

  14. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the four 3mm captive screws securing the copper tube onto the motherboard. These captive screws are secured by plastic washer to the copper tube and will remain in the heat sink assembly during removal.
    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the four 3mm captive screws securing the copper tube onto the motherboard.

    • These captive screws are secured by plastic washer to the copper tube and will remain in the heat sink assembly during removal.

  15. Remove the tape connecting the copper tubing to the cooling fan. Lift and remove the heat sink assembly. Lift and remove the heat sink assembly.
    • Remove the tape connecting the copper tubing to the cooling fan.

    • Lift and remove the heat sink assembly.

  16. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the three 3mm screws around the perimeter of the fan.
    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the three 3mm screws around the perimeter of the fan.

  17. Remove the wiring from the motherboard by gently pulling the wire connector at the base of the wires. Once the wires are removed, the cooling fan assembly is disconnected.  You may now remove the cooling fan.
    • Remove the wiring from the motherboard by gently pulling the wire connector at the base of the wires.

    • Once the wires are removed, the cooling fan assembly is disconnected. You may now remove the cooling fan.

  18. Your device may or may not have tape securing wired connections.  If it is present, it must be removed before disconnecting cabling. Remove four cables connected to motherboard by pulling gently on connector at base of cables. Remove four cables connected to motherboard by pulling gently on connector at base of cables.
    • Your device may or may not have tape securing wired connections. If it is present, it must be removed before disconnecting cabling.

    • Remove four cables connected to motherboard by pulling gently on connector at base of cables.

  19. Use a spudger to lift the connector lock to the small ribbon cable attached near where the cooling fan was located. After unlocking the connector, gently pull the removal tab on the ribbon cable to remove completely. After unlocking the connector, gently pull the removal tab on the ribbon cable to remove completely.
    • Use a spudger to lift the connector lock to the small ribbon cable attached near where the cooling fan was located.

    • After unlocking the connector, gently pull the removal tab on the ribbon cable to remove completely.

  20. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the seven 3mm screws securing the motherboard to the chassis. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the seven 3mm screws securing the motherboard to the chassis.
    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the seven 3mm screws securing the motherboard to the chassis.

  21. Slowly tilt the motherboard forward so you can access the bottom. Slowly tilt the motherboard forward so you can access the bottom.
    • Slowly tilt the motherboard forward so you can access the bottom.

  22. Using a spudger, remove the smaller of the two ribbon cables by lifting on the black connector. Once connector is lifted, gently pull on the ribbon cable to remove it. Once connector is lifted, gently pull on the ribbon cable to remove it.
    • Using a spudger, remove the smaller of the two ribbon cables by lifting on the black connector.

    • Once connector is lifted, gently pull on the ribbon cable to remove it.

  23. Remove the second (and last) ribbon cable from the motherboard by gently pulling on the blue pull tab. Lift and remove motherboard from laptop chassis. Lift and remove motherboard from laptop chassis.
    • Remove the second (and last) ribbon cable from the motherboard by gently pulling on the blue pull tab.

    • Lift and remove motherboard from laptop chassis.

  24. Using a #00 Phillips screwdriver, remove four 1mm screws from the two speakers. Using a #00 Phillips screwdriver, remove four 1mm screws from the two speakers.
    • Using a #00 Phillips screwdriver, remove four 1mm screws from the two speakers.

  25. Separate the wires from the chassis and lift to remove the speakers. Separate the wires from the chassis and lift to remove the speakers. Separate the wires from the chassis and lift to remove the speakers.
    • Separate the wires from the chassis and lift to remove the speakers.

Conclusión

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

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