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How to Disassemble and Reassemble your ASUS Laptop

Introduction

For most people, the biggest obstacle to doing their own repair is their lack of experience and know-how.
This article is a general guide to help you through the process of disassembling and reassembling your ASUS laptop. Before we get to the specifics, you need to follow some general guidelines that may seem obvious but are often neglected even by the most experienced of us.

Setting up a workspace

How to Disassemble and Reassemble your ASUS Laptop


• Work space - Find a clear, dry, and clean flat surface that you can occupy for more than enough time. The kitchen table or coffee table is a bad idea.
• Proper lighting – focused light
• Small containers/magnets – to hold screws and small parts
• Notebook or a device to take notes
• Camera to take pictures
• Replacement parts must be clearly identified
• Proper tools at hand (see kit in the link)
• Air duster, cotton swabs and alcohol
• Thermal paste (may be required)

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General procedure

Disassembly: taking it apart – careful and methodic
1. Take pictures and notes at each step - number each step – list all of the parts
2. Place all parts from the specific step together in a well identified spot
3. Take your time and clean off dust/dirt as you go along

How to Disassemble and Reassemble your ASUS Laptop

Assembly :
1. Proceed in reverse order using documentation above (reverse order)
We know this sounds simple and obvious enough but often it is the simple solutions that work best.

Disassembly (teardown)


This article will guide you through a generic teardown. However, the only time you would need to undertake full a complete laptop disassembly is perhaps if you are to replace a motherboard or laptop chassis. The majority of repairs or replacement will only require a few of these steps.
You may want to use this guide to help you recognize each part.


Outline of the Process
1. Remove the power supply and battery
2. Remove the accessible components
3. Remove the Hinge Cover (s)/ keyboard
4. Remove cables under the keyboard
5. Remove the Display
6. Separating the Screen from the LCD cover
7. Other components and connectors

You should try to become familiar with the parts and cables you are encountering.
You may want to use this guide to help you identify these.

1. Remove the power supply and battery

Laptops With A Removable Battery

Asus Laptops With A Removable Battery


• Disconnect your PC from any AC outlet and turn it off.
• Turn your computer over and find the latches to the hatch that holds the battery
• Open the latches and remove the battery

Disconnect your PC from any AC outlet and turn it off.

Laptops Without A Removable Battery

Asus Laptops With A Removable Battery


These are seen in the latest generations of laptops. Since, we are moving to more and more compact designs the batteries are often directly attached to the chassis and not easily accessible.

Below is a general procedure to remove/replace the battery for this type of laptop.

• Disconnect your PC from any AC outlet and turn it off.
• Turn your computer over and remove the various screws present (on the bottom case).
• Using a standard screwdriver or a card, gently wedge open the space separating the bottom case of the laptop from the keyboard.



CAUTION: when you attempt to separate the keyboard from the bottom case, a cable connects the two. You will need to delicately disconnect one of its connectors before separating.

• The battery is usually located under the keyboard, beside your screen and is also connected by a cable.
• Unplug the cable, remove the old battery, replace it with the new one and then carefully repeat the steps in reverse to reassemble the computer.
You may want to use this guide to help you select and change the battery


2. Remove the accessible components

How to remove the screws from a laptop

Use appropriate tools
• Keep track of those pesky screws, when you are removing a cover (Hard Drive, RAM cover, etc.), you can use a piece of tape to hold the screws in their place (holes). Or you can keep them in a container be sure to label (everything!!!).
• Troubleshooting – Sometimes the screws get stuck even though they are completely unscrewed, so you can just tap the underside gently. If however, the screw cannot be removed for any reason like the thread being worn or the head is stripped you may need to use a Dremel Tool to remove the screw.
• Little trick that could avoid this – place a bit of steel wool in the screw head before you use the screwdriver.

The Bottom Case

Asus laptop Bottom Case


Each laptop bottom case will have a different number and set of screws. The number and type of covers will also differ. Remember take a picture and notes( number them) before and after you remove the covers and parts.
• Undo the screws from all of the covers that house the components found on the underside of the laptop.
• Look to see if there is a single screw that has a CD picture next to it that is beneath the DVD drive. This screw is hold the CD/DVD drive in place. Do not lose this screw.

You should lay them out upon a cleared area of your workbench in such a way that they are positioned in rough relation to each other as they were upon the laptop.

If you need to replace the bottom case or any of the covers on the bottom case

Remember if you can’t find a part on our site, we are here to help - contact@asus-accessories.com

The hard drive

Remove any screws holding it place. Pull the drive straight out (do not twist) in the opposite direction to the pins. The drive should pull out easily. Place it on top of its cover.

Looking for a new hard drive or SSD

RAM

Change RAM on Asus laptop


Beware of static. There are clips on either side of the RAM sticks that push outward. It is advisable to use a plastic tool whenever possible to prevent any static discharge from occurring. Once released, the RAM will pop up at a 30 degree angle. Remove RAM sticks place them on top of their cover in the cleared area of your desk.

Looking to add RAM

There may be more covers that you can remove or not. If you can see more then keep going until all covers and components have been removed.

Wireless card

There is a small gold tipped cover which you can prise off with minimum effort. This is the wireless antennae. The wireless card itself can be removed in the same manner as the sticks of RAM. Remember to remove it at 30 degree angle.
For now if you see a heat sink under a cover then leave it in place. If you remove it you could damage the CPU.

3. Remove the Hinge Cover (s)/ keyboard

Hinge cover

Some Asus models have a single hinge cover others have two (some not at all). They usually clip on. You should be aware that you may need to disassemble the screen and/or remove the top case prior to removing.

Hinges and hinge covers for Asus laptop

Sometimes there is a notch where you can use a small flat head screwdriver to pry it off. Do not force it. If it does not come loose with a small amount of force something is retaining it.
Hinge covers are one of the most common parts that need to be replaced.

Remember if you can’t find a the correct hinge cover on our site, we are here to help -
contact@asus-accessories.com

Keyboard/Touchpad

Keyboard and touchpad for Asus laptop

• Separate the keyboard plate from the main housing, using a plastic prying tool. Being careful not to damage the LED indicators or other peripheries. Patience will serve you well here.
• Carefully - Disconnect the LED, trackpad, and keyboard ribbon cables (use your fingers or a spudger tool).
• Take pictures and note where they were attached.
• The keyboard can now be removed
• The touchpad will be attached to the back of the keyboard assembly. Remove the screws to detach it. Please note the touchpad has a covering made of Mylar. This protects it and gives it the proper coloring. If you are replacing the touchpad, you should buy the Mylar along with the new Touchpad.

4. Remove any other cables under the keyboard that you see

• Take a picture of the whole set up below the keyboard.
• Take pictures of the individual connections/connectors (note which cable goes where).
• Note the orientation of the device when you take these pictures and notes.
• Remove the ribbon cables. There are several types of connectors. To remove them ensure that you are pulling in the correct direction (do not twist). Some have plastic caps/plugs and simply pull out.

Note: when replacing a keyboard you should make sure to select a keyboard with the layout you prefer.

5. Remove the Display

Asus laptop display

You will need to remove the antennae cable and the LVDS/EDP cable. These cables can be connected in variety of manner but removal is usually straight forward.
Take out the hinge screws for the display assembly. Sometimes they are on the back and others they are inside. Take out the hinge screws for the display assembly and gently removed the part.

CAUTION: be gentle with the screws to avoid stripping.

If you lose or damage a screw during this process, you can buy the entire kit of screws for your specific laptop on our site.
If you can’t find them, we can help at contact@asus-accessories.com

6. Separating the screen from the LCD cover

The screen Bezel (framing the screen) may be held in place by a set of screws that are hidden by some rubber covers (matching the color of the bezel) usually found on the lower left and right. You will need to remove these and catalogue them.

Separating the screen from the LCD cover

Start separating the screen bezel from the back cover on the top side of the display, somewhere around the webcam. You’ll have to carefully pull near each hidden latch it to the back cover.
Remove the screws attaching the LCD screen to the hinge brackets.
Now you can access the connector on the back of the LCD screen and unplug the video cable (LVDS/EDP cable).

You can now separate the Screen from the LCD cover.
If your screen needs to be replaced, let us help you. All you will need is the serial number of your laptop and we will link you to the correct ASUS replacement screen for your specific laptop.
contact@asus-accessories.com

The bottom case from step 4 will have the “guts” of your PC. The motherboard, fans, heat sinks, IO card, connectors, etc.

WARNING: static can damage the motherboard

Note on Connectors
Some of the connectors are built into the bottom case and you will need to replace the entire bottom case to repair. Others are part of a daughter board and others are available for purchase separately but will require soldering.

Remove all screws securing the system board, the power board, the video board, etc. Disconnect all cables, connecting the boards. Take the screw numbers as a guide for fitting and removal.
At this point – You can break the laptop down to its components including removing the motherboard.

The CPU fan, GPU fan and Heat sink.

Asus laptop CPU fan, GPU fan and Heat sink.

These should be accessible at this point. Depending on your Model you will have a single CPU fan or 2 fans (CPU and GPU) usually found in gaming laptops. You may also find the ASUS has a complete thermal module, including both fans and the heat sink, as a single component assembly. These are held down by a few screws and are fairly simple to remove. The article below will help you diagnose and trouble shoot any overheating issues.

The Motherboard

Please do not remove the motherboard unless it is absolutely necessary. The Motherboard is usually the last part you remove. Slowly take the motherboard out and feel for where the pressure seems to keep the board in place. It should come out with no pressure. You will need a clean dust free surface to set the motherboard down.

Putting it all back together


The process is simply the reverse. Using the numbered pictures and notes, reverse the steps. Don’t rush the process. Make sure that you have properly connected the ribbon cables, boards/cards, antenna etc.

Disclaimer:
This information is provided for informational purposes only. We accept no liability for damage caused to your device while following these instructions.

Note: if your laptop is still under warranty, disassembling the laptop may be cancel any guarantees and violate the terms of the warranty.
News added at : August 18, 2020 at 02:33 AM
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