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Defective power plug

How do you open the case to get at it?

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I dont know the recommended way but this is what I did.


Make a screw diagram of the bottom.

Find a work space were your least likely to loose those little screws.

Remove all of screws from the bottom including 1 hidden under the bottom right rubber pad and one behind the battery. Plus 1 or 2 more under the cpu/fan cover (bottom opposite of the power jack side) Place them on the diagram location so you get them back in the right place.

Then pull off the mouse panel by pulling up on the front and sliding it away from the comp. It wont come off completely unless you unplug it I just let it hang.

Next move keyboard toward the mouse pad then up and there is another screw there (possibly hidden under tape)

Remove the cd drive.

I only pride the case open a little to do the board change.

It was a while ago so I might be off a bit and you might not have to all steps like the cd drive. I was learning as I went. Careful everything is reseated properly before putting it back together including the usb jack which came out on me while i was working.

Good Luck


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