Before removing the rear cover, follow these steps:
Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the
computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and
then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
Remove the battery (see
Remove the hinge cover (see
Remove the rear cover:
Position the computer with the front toward you.
Remove the seven Phillips PM2.5×8.0 screws (1) that secure the rear cover to the computer.
Remove the Mylar screw cover (2) in the optical drive bay. This screw cover is available in the Rubber
Feet Kit, spare part number 452320-001.
Remove the Phillips PM2.5×4.0 screw (3) that secures the rear cover to the computer.
Remove the four Phillips PM3.0×12.0 screws (1) that secure the rear cover to the computer.
Battery on page
Hinge cover on page
Component replacement procedures
Spare part number