Prepare the computer for disassembly
Remove the access panel
Remove the front bezel
Remove the fan duct
Remove the fan sink
Remove the optical drive
Remove the drive cage
When replacing the system board, make sure the following components are removed from the defective
system board and installed on the replacement system board:
M.2 solid-state drive
Disconnect the remaining cables from the system board, noting their locations for reconnection.
Remove the eight Torx screws (1) that secure the system board to the chassis.
Lift the front of the board up, and then pull it toward the front and out of computer (2).
To install the system board, reverse the removal procedure.
When replacing the system board, you must also change the chassis serial number in the BIOS.
When reconnecting the cables it is important that they be positioned correctly.
(Preparation for disassembly on page
(Access panel on page
(Front bezel on page
(Fan duct on page
(Fan sink on page
(Optical drive on page
(Hard drive on page
(Memory on page
(WLAN module on page
(Solid-state drive module on page
(Expansion card on page
(Processor on page