Hard Disk Drive Assembly

bottom of computer

Figure 6. Hard-Disk Drive Assembly Removal hard-disk drive

M3x3 mm bottom of computer

M3x3 mm

Figure 6. Hard-Disk Drive Assembly Removal

NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you service the computer.

NOTICE: The hard-disk drive is very sensitive to shock. Handle the assembly by its edges (do not squeeze the top of the hard-disk drive case), and avoid dropping it.

NOTICE: Make sure that the work surface is clean to prevent scratching the computer cover.

1. Turn the computer over, and remove the two M3 x 3-mm screws from the bottom of the hard-disk drive door (see Figure 6).

The hard-disk drive is located on the right side of the computer.

2. Pull the drive out of the computer.

Keyboard Bezel

Figure 7. Keyboard Bezel Removal

NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you service the computer.

NOTICE: To avoid damaging the microphone, do not put any objects into the microphone hole (see Figure 7).

1. Place the point of a paper clip or a tool of similar size in the keyboard bezel hole and carefully push down (see Figure 7).

2. While pushing down, slide the keyboard bezel to the left until it releases.

3. Lift the keyboard bezel.

Display Assembly display assembly display assembly

M2x9.5mm M2x4.5mm M2x4mm

Figure 8. Display Assembly Removal

NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the battery before you service the computer.

1. Remove the keyboard bezel.

2. Close the display.

3. Remove the two silver M2 x 4-mm screws at the back of the computer that secure the display assembly to the bottom case (see Figure 8).

4. Turn the computer upside down on a flat work surface.

5. Remove the two M2 x 4.5-mm screws at the bottom of the computer that secure the display assembly to the bottom case (see Figure 8).

6. Turn the computer right-side up.

7. Open the display.

8. Remove the left and right hinge covers.

NOTE: When replacing the display assembly, the left hinge cover must go over the left hinge and the right hinge cover must go over the right hinge. They are not interchangeable. An L is stamped on the bottom of the left hinge cover and an R is stamped on the bottom of the right hinge cover.

9. Remove the M2 x 9.5-mm screw that secures the LCD flex-cable hold-down clip and the LCD flex-cable connector to the system board assembly (see Figure 8).

The M2 x 9.5-mm screw also secures the left side of the modem retainer bracket to the system board assembly.

10. Carefully disconnect the LCD flex-cable connector from the system board.

11. Lift the display assembly from the bottom assembly.

To replace the display assembly, perform the following steps:

1. Place the display assembly on the bottom assembly.

Insert the left and right hinge posts into the holes at the top of the palmrest.

2. Carefully connect the LCD flex cable to the connector on the system board.

3. Place the LCD flex-cable hold-down clip over the LCD flex-cable connector (see Figure 8).

The tab at the left of the clip should go under the palm rest, and the screw hole on the right side of the clip should line up with the holes in the connector ground strip and the threaded hole in the system board.

4. Reinstall the M2 x 9.5-mm screw that secures the LCD flex-cable hold-down clip to the system board.

5. Close the display.

You may have to press down on the back end of the display (above the hinges) while closing the display to get the display to close completely.

6. Reinstall the two M2 x 4.5-mm screws that secure the display assembly to the bottom case.

You may have to squeeze the display assembly and the bottom assembly together, so the screw holes align in the base assembly and the hinge posts.

Do not completely tighten the screws.

7. Reinstall the two M2 x 4-mm screws in the back of the computer that secure the display assembly to the back of the bottom case.

8. Tighten the two screws that you installed in step 6.

9. Open the display and reinstall the left and right hinge covers.

An L is stamped on the bottom of the left hinge cover and an R is stamped on the bottom of the right hinge cover.

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