Advance Technical Repair of Laptops Motherboard

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CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the

Product Information Guide.

^^ NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on the back of the computer).

O NOTICE: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you begin working inside the computer.

1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 109.

2 Open the display.

3 Remove the hinge cover. See "Hinge Cover" on page 118.

4 Remove the keyboard:

a Remove the two screws at the top of the keyboard.

^^ NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.

b Lift the keyboard only enough to hold it up and slightly forward to allow access to the keyboard connector.

c To release the keyboard cable from the keyboard connector on the system board, rotate the plastic bar on the keyboard connector to the front of the computer.

1 screws (2) 2 keyboard cable 3 plastic bar on keyboard connector

1 screws (2) 2 keyboard cable 3 plastic bar on keyboard connector

4 tabs 5 keyboard

O NOTICE: To avoid scratching the palm rest when replacing the keyboard, hook the tabs along the front edge of the keyboard into the palm rest, and then press on the right edge near the top to snap the keyboard into place before replacing the two screws.

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