Close the display and turn the computer upside-down on a flat work surface.
NOTE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you service the
Remove the main battery.
Turn the computer top-side up.
Open the display.
10. Press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before
opening the display.
CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal
surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal
surface to dissipate static electricity, which could harm internal components.
11. Remove any installed ExpressCards or Smart Cards from the appropriate slots.
Turning Off Your Computer
CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before you turn off your
Shut down the operating system:
In Windows 8:
Using a touch-enabled device:
a. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, opening the Charms menu and select Settings.
b. Select the
Using a mouse:
a. Point to upper-right corner of the screen and click Settings.
b. Click the
In Windows 7:
1. Click Start
2. Click Shut Down.
1. Click Start
2. Click the arrow in the lower-right corner of the Start menu as shown below, and then click Shut
Ensure that the computer and all attached devices are turned off. If your computer and attached devices did not
automatically turn off when you shut down your operating system, press and hold the power button for about 4
seconds to turn them off.
and then select Shut down
and select Shut down.