Removal and replacement procedures
Use this information to properly prepare to disassemble and reassemble the computer.
You need the following tools to complete the removal and replacement procedures:
Nonconductive, nonmarking pry tool
Magnetic Phillips P1 screwdriver
The following sections include some of the considerations that you must keep in mind during disassembly
and assembly procedures.
As you remove each subassembly from the computer, place the subassembly (and all accompanying
screws) away from the work area to prevent damage.
Using excessive force during disassembly and reassembly can damage plastic parts.
Cables and connectors
Handle cables with extreme care to avoid damage.
the reassembly process. Improper cable placement can damage the computer.
Apply only the tension required to unseat or seat the cables during removal and insertion. Handle cables by
the connector whenever possible. In all cases, avoid bending, twisting, or tearing cables. Be sure that cables
are routed so that they cannot be caught or snagged as you remove or replace parts. Handle flex cables with
extreme care; these cables tear easily.
Note the following guidelines when handling drives.
Chapter 4 Removal and replacement procedures preliminary requirements
When servicing the computer, be sure that cables are placed in their proper locations during