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The motherboard is a key component for any laptop and a damaged motherboard means that the laptop will not work as intended. This guide shows you how to replace the motherboard for this laptop.

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  1. Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 AO1-131-C7DW Motherboard Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 3 Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 AO1-131-C7DW Motherboard Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 2 of 3 Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 AO1-131-C7DW Motherboard Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Power the laptop off.

    • Flip the laptop over and position it so the opening faces you.

    • Remove the rubber foot located near the opening side of the device using tweezers.

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    • Unscrew the five 5-mm screws using the PH0 screwdriver.

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    • Identify the HDMI port located in the side of the laptop opposite to the power button.

    • Insert the plastic opening tool into the divet of the back panel located above the HDMI port.

    • Pry along the laptop frame until the back panel comes loose.

    • Do not pull the back panel too hard as the battery is still connected to the back panel and the motherboard. This can damage your device.

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    • Rotate the device so the opening faces you again.

    • Hold the back panel away from the laptop and remove the 4-mm screw using the PH0 screwdriver.

    • This screw is fastening the battery to the laptop.

    • Lift the back panel gently.

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    • Unplug the cable that connects the battery to the motherboard.

    • Detach the back panel, which still includes the battery.

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    • Position the computer so the opening side faces you.

    • Remove the tape holding the WiFi module using tweezers.

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    • Unplug the white and black wires by lifting them up by hand or using tweezers.

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    • Remove the 3-mm screw that holds the WiFi module to the motherboard using the PH0 screwdriver.

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    • Pull the WiFi module out of the connector.

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    • Unplug the speaker connector using tweezers.

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    • Lift the white hinge that holds the cable with a blue plastic strip.

    • Pull the blue strip away from the motherboard.

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    • Lift the wider hinge located at the top of the motherboard holding another grey strip cable.

    • Pull the strip cable away from the motherboard.

    • These cables look similar so make sure not to mix them up when putting the laptop back together.

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    • Unplug the black covered cable from the top of the motherboard.

    • This cable is located to the right of the last strip cable from the previous step.

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    • Remove the four 4-mm screws holding the metallic plate using a PH0 screwdriver.

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    • Detach the motherboard by lifting it up and away from the body of the laptop.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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