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This guide will show the reader how to replace their failing motherboard with a new one. Other components are disconnected from the motherboard so they can be saved and reconnected to the new one. One of the most common signs of a failing motherboard is random restarts. If you are experiencing these often, a failing motherboard may be the culprit.

  1. Make sure the computer is turned off.
    • Make sure the computer is turned off.

    • Flip the device over so that the back cover is facing you.

  2. Remove the four 5mm Phillips #1 screws from the top of the laptop. Remove the two 6mm Phillips #1 screws from the sides of the laptop.
    • Remove the four 5mm Phillips #1 screws from the top of the laptop.

    • Remove the two 6mm Phillips #1 screws from the sides of the laptop.

    • Remove the four 2mm Phillips #1 screws from the bottom of the laptop.

  3. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the bottom of the laptop up. Slowly slide it along the edges, twisting it every so often to pop the bottom of the laptop out of the clips holding it in place. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the bottom of the laptop up. Slowly slide it along the edges, twisting it every so often to pop the bottom of the laptop out of the clips holding it in place. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the bottom of the laptop up. Slowly slide it along the edges, twisting it every so often to pop the bottom of the laptop out of the clips holding it in place.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the bottom of the laptop up. Slowly slide it along the edges, twisting it every so often to pop the bottom of the laptop out of the clips holding it in place.

  4. Lift off the cover and remove the back cover from the device.
    • Lift off the cover and remove the back cover from the device.

  5. Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver remove the six 3 mm screws keeping the battery in place. Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver remove the six 3 mm screws keeping the battery in place.
    • Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver remove the six 3 mm screws keeping the battery in place.

  6. Unplug the battery connector from the mother board. Unplug the battery connector from the mother board.
    • Unplug the battery connector from the mother board.

  7. Gently remove the battery from the slot. Gently remove the battery from the slot.
    • Gently remove the battery from the slot.

  8. Unplug the two small cords connected to the wifi card. Unplug the two small cords connected to the wifi card. Unplug the two small cords connected to the wifi card.
    • Unplug the two small cords connected to the wifi card.

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  10. Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver unscrew the 2 mm screw holding the wifi card in place.
    • Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver unscrew the 2 mm screw holding the wifi card in place.

  11. Unplug the Wi-Fi card from the motherboard and remove it from the device. Unplug the Wi-Fi card from the motherboard and remove it from the device. Unplug the Wi-Fi card from the motherboard and remove it from the device.
    • Unplug the Wi-Fi card from the motherboard and remove it from the device.

  12. Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver remove the three 3 mm black screws and four 2 mm copper screws holding the fan and heat sink in place. Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver remove the three 3 mm black screws and four 2 mm copper screws holding the fan and heat sink in place. Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver remove the three 3 mm black screws and four 2 mm copper screws holding the fan and heat sink in place.
    • Using a Phillips #1 Screwdriver remove the three 3 mm black screws and four 2 mm copper screws holding the fan and heat sink in place.

  13. Remove the wire connecting the fan to the motherboard. Remove the wire connecting the fan to the motherboard.
    • Remove the wire connecting the fan to the motherboard.

  14. Gently remove the fan and heat sink from the motherboard. On reassembly, be sure to clean the CPU and heat sink and reapply thermal compound to the CPU. Follow this guide to learn how.
    • Gently remove the fan and heat sink from the motherboard.

    • On reassembly, be sure to clean the CPU and heat sink and reapply thermal compound to the CPU. Follow this guide to learn how.

  15. Remove the top covering the RAM chips. Remove the top covering the RAM chips. Remove the top covering the RAM chips.
    • Remove the top covering the RAM chips.

  16. Gently push the RAM chip holder to the sides. Gently push the RAM chip holder to the sides. Gently push the RAM chip holder to the sides.
    • Gently push the RAM chip holder to the sides.

  17. Remove the RAM from the device. Remove the RAM from the device. Remove the RAM from the device.
    • Remove the RAM from the device.

  18. Remove the four 4.0 mm Phillips #1 screws shown.
    • Remove the four 4.0 mm Phillips #1 screws shown.

    • Remove the two 5.0 mm Phillips #1 screws shown.

    • Remove the three 3.0 mm Phillips #1 screws shown.

  19. Using a plastic opening tool, pry open the hinge shown until your fingers can fit under it. Pull the hinge the rest of the way up.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, pry open the hinge shown until your fingers can fit under it.

    • Pull the hinge the rest of the way up.

  20. Disconnect the motherboard from the two connectors shown.
    • Disconnect the motherboard from the two connectors shown.

  21. Disconnect the motherboard from the connector shown.
    • Disconnect the motherboard from the connector shown.

  22. Pull the motherboard loose.
    • Pull the motherboard loose.

  23. Disconnect the motherboard from the connector shown and it is now removed from your device.
    • Disconnect the motherboard from the connector shown and it is now removed from your device.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Caleb Ellis

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