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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:
TWrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
TFlat-bladed screw driver
TPhillips screw driver
TTw e e z e r s
TPlastic Flat-bladed screw driver
THexed Screw Driver
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.
NOTE: This chapter has been revised from previous model (TravelMate 240/250). Please refer to the
disassembling procedures instead of the images. Some of the images below contain the parts used in
TravelMate 240/250, but not in TravelMate 2000/2500.
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.
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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 main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in
HDD ModuleHinge Caps
BracketHDD BracketODD Module
DC BoardPCMCIA Slot
J*7 *1 F*1
Modem BoardD*2Wireless LAN
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A SCREW MAC FLAT M2.5*L4 NI NYLOK
B SCREW M2.0*L10 NYLOK(86.9A352.100)
C SCREW M2*3 NYLON 1JMCPC-
D SCREW M2.5X6(86.9A353.6R0)
E SCREW M3x4 (86.9A524.4R0)
F SCREW M2X2.0 (86.9A552.2R0)
G SCREW WAFER NYLOK NI 2ML3 (86.9A552.3R0)
H SCRW M2*4 WAFER NI (86.9A552.4R0)
I SCRW M2.5*3 WAFER NI (86.9A553.3R0)
J SCREW M2.5*4L NI (86.9A553.4R0)
LCD BracketsLCD Coaxial
H*8 for 14.1"
H*6 for 15.0"L*1
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Removing the Battery
1.To remove the battery, push the battery release latch.
2.Then slide the battery out from the machine.