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Disassembling the Main Unit
Separate the main unit into the logic upper and the logic lower assembly
1.Disconnect the audio board FFC.
2.To detach logic upper assembly, first remove the five screws as shown here.
3.Remove the two screws as shown here.
4.Remove the eight screws holding the lower case.
5.Detach the logic upper assembly form the logic lower assembly..
Disassembling the logic lower assemby
1.To detach the main board off the lower case, first unscrew one screw holding the CPU support bracket.
2.Then remove another screw as shown here.
3.Remove the four hex head cap screws holding the main board.
4.Unscrew the two screws as shown here.
5.Detach the main board off the lower case.
6.Disconnect the modem cable then remove the cable off the main board.
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Disassembling the Logic Upper Assembly
7.Remove the two screws that fasten the left antenna, then remove another two screws on the other side
holding the right antenna line.
8.Unscrew the six screws that secure the touchpad bracket then remove the touchpad bracket.
9.Tear off the mylar that fasten the touchpad FFC then disconnect the FFC.
10.Disconnect the right and the left speaker cable.
11 .Remove the two screws that secure the two speakers, one on each side.
12.Disconnect the audio board FFC.
13.Remove the screw that holds the audio-touchpad board then take the audio-touchpad board (with FFC)
off the lower case.
14.Disconnect the audio FFC from the audio-touchpad board.
15.Disconnect the phone jack FFC.
16.Disconnect the touchpad FFC off the audio-touchpad board.
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17.Remove the two screws that hold the hinge saddle.
18.Unscrew the two screws that fasten the other hinge saddle.
19.Remove the two screws holding the phone jack board assembly.
20.Then detach the phone jack cover off the phone jack board.
21.Take the EMI shielding off the lower case.
22.Release the touchpad cover locks as shown here.
23.Remove the touchpad cover then take the touchpad off the lower case.
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Disassembling the LCD Module
1.Remove the two screwpad then unscrew the two screws on the LCD bezel. One on each side.
2.Disattach the LCD bezel from the upper side of the LCD module carefully..
3.Unscrew the screw that holds the LCD inverter.
4.Disconnect the LCD wire set and LCD power cable from the LCD inverter.
5.Remove the eight screws that secure the LCD to LCD panel; four on each side.
6.Remove the LCD from the LCD panel.
7.Remove the six screws holding the right and the left LCD brackets. Four on each side.
8.Tear off the mylar that fastens the LCD wire set..
9.Disconnect the LCD wire set.
10.Unscrew the two screws that secure the right and left hinges. Then remove the two hinges.
11 .Unscrew the three screws then remove the LCD latch.
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Disassembling the External Modules
Disassembling the HDD Module
1.Remove the four (two on each side) screws on HDD carrier.
2.Remove the HDD EMI shielding and take out the HDD from the carrier.
3.Disconnect the hard disk drive connector.
Disassembling the Floppy Disk Drive Module
1.Remove the four screws (two on each side) that secure the FDD to the FDD bracket. Then remove the
FDD from the FDD bracket.
2.Disconnect FDD FFC.
3.Use a tool (a tip of a pen or an uncurved paper clipper) to release the FDD door lock on one side, then the
other. And you can remove the FDD door.
Disassembling the Optical Drive Module
1.Unscrew the two screws holding the optical bracket.
2.Then remove the optical bracket.