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Can't Get to Motherboard

I can't quite get the ze4315us Laptop apart.  I have all of the screws I can find removed but am still attached at center of laptop.  Here is a snapshot of the problem looking down the hard drive slot.



The attachment(s) I need to release is in the area of the hard drive plugin at the end of the slot.  The post to the immediate right looks like (a part of) the problem.  How do I disengage the "keyboard" plate from the base so I can get to the motherboard?

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  • bobhintz Oct 22, 2007

    It's a little more complicated than that but giving me the URL of the service manual pdf file is mana from heaven.  It gives me step by step instructions on how to remove the mother board which is what I need to do to get to the dc jack on it.  Thank you very much.

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Removal Procedure

1. Unplug the AC adapter, if present, and then remove the battery.

2. Remove the two M2.5×4.0mm hinge cover screws that secure the keyboard cover to the rear

of the notebook.

3. Carefully insert a flat-blade screwdriver blade under the keyboard cover near the right end, then near

the center, then near the left end, and then gently lift up the center of the cover. Gently pry up the hinge

covers if needed, being careful not to damage the plastics or wireless antenna underneath

 

The hp manual is here

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