Page 61 from 132
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:
TWrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
TSmall Philips screw driver
TPhilips screw driver
TFlat head screwdriver
TLarge flat head screw driver
TTw e e z e r s
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.
When you remove the stripe cover, please be careful not to scrape the cover.
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
Page 62 from 132
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.
3.Remove the battery pack.
NOTE: TravelMate 530 series product uses mylar or tape to fasten the FFC/FPC/connectors/cable, you may
need to tear the tape or mylar before you disconnect different FFC/FPC/connectors.
Page 63 from 132
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
A CPU FRAME NUT
B Screw, #4-40UNF
C Screw, M2.0X2.5NL
H Screw, M2.0X0.4P+3FP-ZK(NL)
I Screw, M2.5X12
J Screw, M2.5X18
coverMiddle CoverMemoryHDD Module
FDD FPCFDD Door
Ox6 Jx2 Mx4
Nx2 Ix2 Kx2
Wireset Cx6 Mx2
Page 64 from 132
Q Screw, TPB-1.7 3.5P-ZK(NL)
R Thermal screw with spring
S Thermal screw with white spring
Page 65 from 132
Removing the Battery Pack
1.Press the battery lock and slide the battery latch.
2.Then remove the battery.