ASUS N71 Photo Guide

Disassembly Process

ASUS N71 (N71VN, N71VG, N71JV, N71JQ, N71JA) Series Notebook consists of various modules. This chapter describes the procedure for the complete notebook disassembly. In addition, in between procedures, the detailed disassembly procedure of individual modules will be provided for your needs.

The disassembly procedure consists of the following steps:

  • Battery Module
  • Memory Module
  • Wireless LAN (WiFi) Module
  • TV-Tuner Module
  • HDD Module
  • ODD (Optical Drive Disc) Module
  • Keyboard Module
  • Top Case Module
  • LCD Module
  • Motherboard
  • CPU

Battery Module

The illustration below shows how to remove the battery module.

Remove Battery Module

1. Hold the battery latch and take the battery away.


Memory Module

The illustration shows how to remove the Memory Module.

Remove Memory Module

1. Remove 3 screws here and take the CPU door away.

2. Pull two latches here to pop the Memory module up at 45 angles, and then pull out the module at that angle.


Wireless LAN Module

The illustration below shows how to remove the Wireless LAN Module from the notebook.

Remove Wireless LAN Module

1. Disconnect the Wireless Land antennas and remove 2 screws here.

2. Pull out the WLAN card from its slot.


TV-Tuner Module

The illustration below shows how to remove the TV-Tuner Module from the notebook.

Remove Wireless LAN Module

1. Disconnect the TV-Tuner antenna.

2. Remove 2 screws here and pull out the TV-Tuner card from its slot.


HDD Module

The illustrations below show how to remove the HDD Module from the notebook.

Remove HDD Module

1. Remove 2 screws here and take the HDD door away.

2. Remove 2screws on each HDD bracket. Lift up the two HDD modules and take it away.

3. Remove 4 screws on each HDD brackets to separate HDD from HDD housing


ODD Module

The illustrations below show how to remove the ODD Module.

Remove ODD Module

1. Pull out the ODD module slowly with a screwdriver push on back.


Keyboard Module

The illustrations below show how to remove the Keyboard and disassemble the Keyboard Cover.

Remove the Keyboard

1. Open 5 latches (Esc, F5, F9, Prt Sc, End) on keyboard module by a pair of tweezers.

2. Turn over the keyboard plate and tear of the tape here, disconnect the LED cable and the keyboard FPC to remove the keyboard plate.

Remove Keyboard Cable

1. Use a flexible connector tool to unlock the cable connector on both ends (no. 1).

2. Carefully pull out the keyboard cable (no. 2) with a pair of tweezers.

3. Lock the connector (no. 3) again to avoid possible breakage.


Top Case Module

The illustrations below show how to remove and disassemble the Top Case Module.

Remove the Top Case Module

1. Disconnect the Hotkey FFC ,Touchpad Board FFC, Speaker cable and Power FFC. Remove 4 screws here.

2. Remove 25 screws (14 M2.5*8L+3 M2.5*5L+8 M2*2.5L) on the bottom case.

3. Separate the Top case from the bottom case.


LCD Module

The illustrations below show how to remove and disassemble the LCD Module of the notebook.

Removing the LCD Module

1. Reel off the WLAN antennas and disconnect the CMOS cable, the LVDS cable with the motherboard.

2. Remove 4 screws here.

3. Remove the LCD module from the bottom case.


Motherboard Module

The illustrations below show how to disassemble and remove the Motherboard Module.

Remove the Motherboard Module

1. Remove2 screws here and take the left hinge saddle away.

2. Disconnect the SUB WOOFER CABLE, Bluetooth cable and USB AUDIO CABLE with the motherboard.

3. Remove 2 screws here and take the motherboard away.

4. Remove 2 screws here and take away the HDD Board.


CPU Module

The illustrations below show how to remove the CPU module.

Remove the CPU Module

1. Disconnect the fan cable.

2. Remove 8 screws here and take the CPU thermal module away.

3. Turn the non-removable screw here 180 degrees counter-clockwise to loosen the CPU.