This free guide explains how to take apart the ASUS Pro 61S laptop completely. It will be useful for almost any repair, for example keyboard replacement, RAM upgrade, display substitution, HDD upgrade.
Step-by-Step Disassembly Pictures
A view of the laptop case from the bottom. Blue arrows mark the compartments for HDD, DVD and battery. The blue dots mark all the screws which have to be removed. The blue circles mark the two screws, which will become accessible when the DVD drive has been extracted.
The red dots mark the screws, which hold the display hinges. Note: the removal of the display is mandatory if you want to take the motherboard out.
The white cable and the black cable (marked with single red arrows) connect to the wireless LAN antenna. Just remember where to fit them back on the WLAN card, when doing the re-assembly. The white cable has to be attached to the pin named ANT2 and the black cable to the pin marked ANT1. The red squares mark two pin-and-socket connectors, which can be drawn out in the direction of the red double arrows.
The yellow marks point to the cramps which fix the keyboard. The blue dot marks another screw which has to be removed to get access to the systemboard.
The keyboard cable and the cable lock are marked with yellow arrows.
The touchpad cable and the cable connector are marked with yellow arrows.
The screws holding the motherboard are marked green. The red cable on the motherboard is a bypass for a broken soldering point of the DC power plug, because there has been no official replacement part available.
The motherboard, separated from the case.
Credits, Disclaimer, Copyright
This free laptop disassembly guide is a courtesy provided by Andre Arnds.
Warning: These free instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the above mentioned steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your notebook and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.