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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:
1.An ESD mat
2.A Philips screw driver
4.And a hex screw driver
NOTE: Use an ESD wristband to avoid the risk of electronic discharge
Machine Disassembly and Replacement
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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.Jewelry such as watches, rings and bracelets should be removed before service disassembly.
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Place the system fan
1.Put the mainboard bracket on the table.
2.Place the system fan back to position.
3.Fasten the two screws for the system fan.
Re-assembling the mainboard
1.Place the mainboard back to the bracket.
2.Secure the two screws on each side.
3.Reconnect the system fan power connector.
4.Place the I/O shield back to position.
5.Secure the SIX screws as shown here.
6.Place the PCI card back to position.
7.Secure the screw for the PCI card.
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8.Place the motherboard module back to position.
9.Secure the nine screws as shown here.
Place the speaker set back to position
1.Place the speaker set back to position
2.Secure the screw on each side.
3.Reconnect the speaker connector.
4.Fix the wire by a tape.
5.Use an aluminum tape to avoid electro-emission.
6.Secure the wire here with a tape.
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Place the floppy module back to position
1.Place the floppy module back to position.
2.Secure the three screws for the floppy.
3.Reconnect the floppy ribbon cable.
Place the touch pad back to position
1.Place the lid switch cable back to position.
2.Secure the screw.
3.Place the touch pad board back to position.
4.Secure the four screws.
5.Place the touch pad back to position.
6.Place the touch pad bracket back to position.
7.Secure the two screws here.
8.Attach a tape.