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Disassembly Procedure Flowchart
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 system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in
RAM DoorHDD ModuleHinge CapsODD module
ODD DoorODD PCB
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A SCREW M2.5X0.45+4A-BNI
B SAFETY SCREW M2.5X0.45+6FP-ZK(NL)
C SCREW M2.5X0.45+10FP-ZK(NL)
D SCREW M2.5X0.45+16FP-ZK (NL)
E SCREW M2.0X4FP-ZK(H3.5-3.8XT0.6)
F SCREW M2.5X0.45P+3K-ZK(NL)
G SCREW M2.0X0.4P+2.3FP-ZK
H SCREW M3.0X0.8+3K-NL
I THERMAL SCREW (Front)
J SCREW M2.0X0.4P+3FP-NI
Main FrameMain Board
MDC CableMDC Card
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Removing the Battery Pack
1.Slide the battery latch as the picture shows.
2.Then remove the battery.
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Removing the Optical Module/HDD Module and Memory
Removing the Optical Module
1.Slide the optical drive latch.
2.Then remove the optical drive.
Removing the HDD module
1.Unscrew the two screws that secure the hard disk drive door.
2.Remove the hard disk drive module.
Removing the Memory
1.Remove the two screw that secures the RAM door.
2.Remove the RAM door.
3.Prize the retaining clips with fingers. Then remove the memory..
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Removing the Keyboard/ LCD Module and VGA Board
Removing the Keyboard
1.Remove the two screws holding the hinge caps then remove the hinge caps.
2. Unscrew the four screws holding the keyboard.
3. Use a tool to press the keyboard lock latch on the right and the left side.
4. Turn over the keyboard as the picture shows.
5. Disconnect keyboard FFC then remove the keyboard.
6. Then detach the middle cover carefully.
Removing the LCD module and VGA Board
1.See “Removing the Keyboard” on page 67.
2. Remove one screw as the picture shows.
3. Remove the six screws on the rear panel and buttom panel. Three on each side.
4. Unscrew the four screws holding the VG A board assembly to the main board.
NOTE: Please make sure you have removed the screw that is near the ventilation hole as step 2 shows.
Otherwise, you may damage the VGA board while you need to remove it. That screw secures the VGA
board as well.
5. Disconnect the LCD inverter connector.
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