Replacing Motherboard Into a Laptop

Replacing the motherboard on a laptop, the reason may be that you want to upgrade your laptop motherboard with a better and better or damaged and can not be repaired. Motherboard replacement process can take up to two or three hours, depending on your skill and experience on how to disassemble electronics devices.

Before start the process, it is necessary to ensure that the new motherboard is compatible with your laptop and that you have the right tools to carry out the process. If you are in doubt about the compatibility with your laptop with a certain type of motherboard, please refer to the motherboard manual or visit the manufacturer’s website. It is necessary to carry out the process is a set of screwdrivers and compatible motherboard.

Step 1

Turn off your laptop, unplug it from the power supply and turn the laptop upside down. Unlock the battery and slide from laptop.

Step 2

Remove the screw heat sink and the CPU cover, and then remove the cover. Now remove the screws to hold the metal bracket on top of the CPU heat sink. Remove the bracket holding the heat sink and lift the heat sink of the CPU. If you wish to change or modify the CPU, you can do it right away. Just open the CPU socket to turn the bolt in the open position and carefully lift up the CPU from the socket motherboard

Step 3

Remove the screws holding the memory module cover and then remove the cover. To release the memory module, spread the latches on both sides of the module to show up at an angle of about 35 degrees. After the release of the memory module from the memory module sockets hold the edge extraction. Repeat the same process for a second stick, if there are two memory modules.

Step 4

Remove the screws securing the modem card. Carefully lift and remove the cable modem is connected to it.

Step 5

Remove the screws holding the DVD drive and pull the DVD drive of laptop.

Step 6

Remove the screws to secure the hard drive cover and pull to remove the hard drive from the motherboard before removing it from laptop.

Step 7

Now remove all the screws on the back of the laptop, make sure that there are no screws left.

Step 8

Turn the laptop over and began to remove the keyboard. You can use a flat head screwdriver for this process. Once you’ve managed to replace all the plastic hooks, lift up the keyboard and remove the keyboard bezel. Then turn the keyboard and place it so that you can access the connector on the motherboard. Before you pull the cable and remove the keyboard, unlock the connector by moving the lock from the base, then open the connector, pull the cord and remove keyboard.

Step 9

Disconnect the cable connecting the speakers of the laptop motherboard. Remove the screws to secure the speakers to the laptop and remove speakers.

Step 10

Remove the palm rest with a laptop touch pad. Start by removing the screws securing the palm rest, remove the cable from the touch panel motherboard.

Step 11

Remove the screws holding the front of the laptop or the top cover to the base of the laptop, carefully pull out the video cable connector from the motherboard. Lift the lid or laptop display assembly and remove it from the laptop base.

Step 12

Remove the screws securing the laptop fan and unplug the fan from the motherboard. Lift the power jack from the laptop base. Remove the CMOS battery laptop cable.

Step 13

After all these steps are done, carefully lift the motherboard and remove the motherboard from the laptop base. Now you can replace the motherboard and assemble again.