- Torx T8 driver
- 3mm Allen key
- Phillips screwdriver
- Marker pen
Step 1 -
Turn off the machine, remove the power cord, and flip the machine
Step 2 - Mark the rubber foot and screw close to the USB port
The purpose of marking is that this foot's screw will be shorter than others and it has to be in the same position.
Step 3 - Unscrew these bottom screws
T8 screw x 6pcs ＆ 3mm HEX screw x 4pcs
Step 4 - Flip the machine and unscrew the side screws
T8 screw x 2pcs
Step 5 - Mark the screw holes on both sides with the pen
The purpose is to remind yourself that the marked sides will be facing the work area when assembling.
Step 6 - Move the module seat towards the fan to the end
Step 7 -
Lift the upper frame with both hands and place it on the studs.
(Be careful not to get the wires stuck by the frames.)
Example of frame sitting on the studs:
Lifting example video (The video was shot inside the machine)：
Step 8 - Fold the 3M foam tape toward the screen
Step 9 - Mark the USB-C cable
The reason is that the USB-C has to be plugged in the correct direction, so the original direction will be known by marking when assembling. (The marked side should be facing the work area.)
Step 10 -
Take a picture to record all the original positions of the cables.
The purpose is to remind yourself of the cables' positions in order to plug them back in correctly.
Step 11 - Remove the flat cables, USB-C, and WIFI antenna
Please note that for the flat cables, there are clips locking the cables, open the clips to remove the flat cables.
USB-C & WIFI antenna locations：
Step 12 - Unscrew these Phillips screws to remove the RK board
Step 13 - Insert the flat cables into the new RK board.
Please note that the clips on the board have to be opened for the cables to be inserted.
Step 14 - Screw back the screws to fix the new RK board
Step 15 - Plug in the USB-C and the WIFI antenna
Please note that the USB-C has to be in the original direction as the photo taken in Step 10.
Step 16 - Put the 3M foam tape back in place
Step 17 - Restore the position of the upper frame
Please note that the marked screw holes have to be facing the work area.
Restoring the frame：
Step 18 - Turn the machine on and test the touch function
Please be careful not to press the "Control".
- If the screen doesn't show anything, please re-plug the flat cables. (Step 7 - Step 17)
- If it can be turned on normally, but the touch doesn't work, please check the USB-C's direction.
(Step 7 & Step 15)
Step 19 - Screw the side screws
Step 20 - Turn off and flip the machine. Screw all the screws at the bottom
Please note that the marked foot and screw will have to be in a position close to the USB ports.
It is better not to fully tighten the screws at first as some screws might be misaligned and unable to have the screws put in. Therefore, it is recommended to tighten all the screws after all the screws are installed.
Step 21 - Flip the machine. Move the module seat back and forth
- If it can be moved without a problem, the replacement is then finished successfully.
- If it is stuck, or it can't be fully pushed towards the fan, please try to loosen the rubber foot screw close to the USB ports and try moving the module seat again.