Tools and software requirements
The tools necessary for computer component removal and installation are:
Torx T-15 driver
Flat blade and cross-tip screwdrivers
Special handling of components
The components included in this section require special handling when servicing the computer.
computer. Lifting the computer from the front bezel, or lifting it incorrectly, could cause the computer to
fall, causing possible injury to you and damage to the computer. To properly and safely lift the
computer, lift from the bottom of the computer.
Cables and connectors
Handle cables with care to avoid damage. Apply only the tension required to seat or unseat cables
during insertion or removal from the connector. When possible, handle cables by the connector or pull-
strap. In all cases, avoid bending or twisting the cables, and be sure that the cables are routed in such
a way that they cannot be caught or snagged by parts being removed or replaced.
When servicing the computer, be sure that cables are placed in their proper location during the
reassembly process. Improper cable placement can damage the computer.
Chapter 5 Replacing components
Do not use the front bezel as a handle or lifting point when lifting or moving the