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If you notice that your computer programs are slow and your computer is taking long to load any programs, this guide may be able to help. The motherboard is responsible for running your computer, and if it is damaged or too old, your computer's performance may not be optimal. The motherboard may also need to be replaced in order for your computer to work at all. The process of replacing your computer’s motherboard requires removing parts of the computer and the way and putting them back in order. These prerequisites can be found in prior guides on this page.

  1. WARNING:  Please read the safety information shipped with your computer and follow recommended steps before working inside your computer. When finished working inside your computer, follow the instructions included in the safety information.
    • WARNING: Please read the safety information shipped with your computer and follow recommended steps before working inside your computer. When finished working inside your computer, follow the instructions included in the safety information.

    • Close the computer display and turn the computer over so that the base of the computer is facing up.

  2. Remove the ten screws that secure the base cover to the base of the computer.
    • Remove the ten screws that secure the base cover to the base of the computer.

  3. Using a plastic scribe (plastic opening tool), pry the base cover off of the base of the computer.
    • Using a plastic scribe (plastic opening tool), pry the base cover off of the base of the computer.

  4. Before opening your device, ensure that all data is backed up on a hard drive to prevent data loss. Loosen, and then unplug the hard drive cable.
    • Before opening your device, ensure that all data is backed up on a hard drive to prevent data loss.

    • Loosen, and then unplug the hard drive cable.

  5. Remove the two M2 3mm screws attaching the battery using the Phillips #1 screwdriver. After making sure all screws are removed, remove the battery.
    • Remove the two M2 3mm screws attaching the battery using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • After making sure all screws are removed, remove the battery.

  6. Pry open the two clips. Gently lift the ram stick and pull it out of the motherboard. Gently lift the ram stick and pull it out of the motherboard.
    • Pry open the two clips.

    • Gently lift the ram stick and pull it out of the motherboard.

  7. Unplug the daughterboard cable in two places (marked in red), then remove the daughterboard. Unplug the fan cable (marked in orange). Unplug the fan cable (marked in orange).
    • Unplug the daughterboard cable in two places (marked in red), then remove the daughterboard.

    • Unplug the fan cable (marked in orange).

  8. Remove two MR 3mm screws, using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, on the cooling fan. Remove the cooling fan once the screws are fully removed.
    • Remove two MR 3mm screws, using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, on the cooling fan.

    • Remove the cooling fan once the screws are fully removed.

  9. Remove three M2 2mm screws, using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, on the heat sink. Remove the heat sink. Remove the heat sink.
    • Remove three M2 2mm screws, using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, on the heat sink.

    • Remove the heat sink.

  10. Remove 2 M2 3mm bracket screws, using the Phillips 1 screwdriver, on the LCD cable bracket. Remove the bracket on the LCD cable. Remove the bracket on the LCD cable.
    • Remove 2 M2 3mm bracket screws, using the Phillips 1 screwdriver, on the LCD cable bracket.

    • Remove the bracket on the LCD cable.

  11. Remove the plug of the LCD cable. Remove the plug of the touchscreen cable. Remove the plug of the touchscreen cable.
    • Remove the plug of the LCD cable.

    • Remove the plug of the touchscreen cable.

  12. Remove the plug of the DC Jack cable. Remove the plug of the speaker cable. Remove the plug of the speaker cable.
    • Remove the plug of the DC Jack cable.

    • Remove the plug of the speaker cable.

  13. Be gentle  and slow when loosening the keyboard cable tape. Loosen the top of the keyboard tape.
    • Be gentle and slow when loosening the keyboard cable tape.

    • Loosen the top of the keyboard tape.

    • Loosen the latches of the keyboard cable with a screwdriver.

    • Remove the plug of the keyboard cable.

  14. Remove the plug of the touchpad cable. Remove the plug of the keyboard backlight cable. Remove the plug of the keyboard backlight cable.
    • Remove the plug of the touchpad cable.

    • Remove the plug of the keyboard backlight cable.

  15. Remove one M2 2mm wafer screw, using the Phillips 1 screwdriver, from the motherboard. Remove the motherboard.
    • Remove one M2 2mm wafer screw, using the Phillips 1 screwdriver, from the motherboard.

    • Remove the motherboard.

Abschluss

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

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