Module 9: Motherboard replacement.

It is infrequent that a motherboard is broken, but it is possible.  A common symptom of a broken motherboard are:  The computer will not turn on, even if plugged in and with a working battery.  If the computer powers up at all the motherboard is likely not in need of replacement.

To complete this module you must first be certified on the Palm Rest module.

  1. Remove the top case using the Palm Rest Module.
  2. There are five connectors that plug into the motherboard; Three of them are wired and the other two are ribbon.  You will need to disconnect these before you pull the motherboard from the chassis.
  3. There are Two wired connectors on the bottom, one for power and the wires that connect to the wifi card.
  • The power connector is easier to reconnect if the motherboard is out of the chassis, so you might want to reconnect it before screwing it back in
  1. There are two screws on the top of the motherboard that fasten in in that are marked with white triangles.
  2. Once you have removed all of the previous you can pull the motherboard from the bottom case and replace it with a new one.


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