Introduction

Can't hear anything? Replace the speakers once you get into the upper cover.

  1. Unlock the tab located in the top left corner of the netbook.
    • Unlock the tab located in the top left corner of the netbook.

    • The red tab indicated that the battery has been properly unlocked.

    • Remove the battery.

    • When working with electronics, it is always wise to remove the power source before taking the device apart.

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  2. Make sure the RAM, hard drive, and WiFi card have been removed from the computer before trying to take off the cover so they are not damaged in the process.
    • Make sure the RAM, hard drive, and WiFi card have been removed from the computer before trying to take off the cover so they are not damaged in the process.

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    • Remove six (6) 5mm screws, two (2) 17.5mm screws, and three (3) 2.5mm screws from the back, using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, as marked here.

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    • Pry up the keyboard using a spudger or plastic opening tool in the exact location shown in the photograph.

      • Don't use a screwdriver as a pry tool as shown in this example.

    • Carefully disconnect the keyboard ribbon cable from the motherboard, and remove the keyboard.

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    • Remove the five (5) 5mm screws shown here using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Separate the upper cover from the back cover. It is possible to do this without a tool, but you may also use a plastic opening tool for added leverage.

    • Be careful to keep even pressure all the way around the cover so that it is not bent beyond repair.

    • Carefully disconnect two ribbon cables to complete the separation of the upper cover.

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    • Remove the 5mm screw of the left speaker cover using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, as shown here.

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    • Disconnect the speaker's connection to the motherboard by lightly pulling on the connector until it pops apart from the motherboard.

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    • Repeat the previous steps for the right speaker. Remove the 5mm screw of the right speaker cover using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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