To remove the system board you must first remove the stand bracket and plastic piece. You must also remove
the metal I/O bracket on the side of the system board.
To remove the system board:
Prepare the computer for disassembly (see
Remove the base unit rear and front access panels (see
Remove the fans (see
Remove the memory modules (see
Remove the WLAN module (see
Remove the heat sink (see
Remove the processor (see
Remove the two Torx screws (1) that secure the display stand bracket to the computer, and then lift the
bracket out of the computer (2).
Lift the stand plastic piece off the system board.
Chapter 4 Removal and replacement procedures
Preparing to disassemble the computer on page
Fans on page
Memory on page
WLAN module on page
Heat sink on page
Processor on page
Base unit access covers on page