The jack for the power supply plug had loose contact, so I had to fix the solder joint. Consider this instruction as hints, not a complete repair manual. I hope you understand, that I won't be held responsible if you damage your hardware or anything else.
Please back up data, remove all disks from floppy and optical drive, and please remove the battery! A shorted Li-Ion battery can do some vcery nasty things! And please disconnect yor Laptop from any device, especially from the power supply.
Now read these instructions to the end before you start! :-)
Remove side caps next to the display hinges. Use gentle force. Then remove the 2 screws at the back of the plastic part which has the power LED and the Asus logo on the front side. Now you can pull the part out. Watch the delicate flat cables!
Slide down the keyboard and flip it over to you. Pull gently the locking bar of the flat cable connector of the part with the buttons and the LEDs you took out in the previous step. Pull out the display connectors. The lower one has a lever for easier pulling.
The ground screw has to be removed as well.
The display can now be detached.
Detach the flat connector of the keyboard. Remove floppy/hotkey cable as well.
Remove all screws you see (there's one beneath the warranty seal as well), the ones at the bottom as well, as well as the upper two screws at the backside. Remove the module with the button cell, the whole top can now be detached. You see the battery slot and the optical drive.
Remove the screw holding the optical drive. The whole drive can now be easily sled out of its bay. Remove the hard disk, if you haven't already done so: Remove screws that hold the audio jack cover, remove the long screw in the bottom.
Remove fan, CPU heat sink and all mainboard screws (one holding the hard disk slot, one at the PC Card slot, one next to the USB ports, one under the heat sink(!), and one or two more), there are also two small screws at the rear end above the the port replicator connector. If you haven't forgot any screw, you can now remove the mainboard for resoldering.
Apply instructions in reverse order to assemble your laptop again... :-)Back to main page