ASUS X550 Photo Guide

Disassembly Process

ASUS X550 (X550C, X550CA, X550CC, X550CL, X550DP, X550EA, X550JD, X550JF, X550JK, X550JX, X550LA, X550LAV, X550LB, X550LC, X550LD, X550LDV, X550LN, X550LNV, X550VB, X550VC, X550VL, X550VX, X550WA, X550WE, X550ZA, X550ZE) 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
  • HDD Module
  • Memory Module
  • Top case
  • Power Board
  • ODD (Optical Drive Disc)
  • WLAN (WiFi) Card
  • Motherboard
  • Thermal Tunnel & Fan
  • LCD Module

Battery Module

The illustration below shows how to remove the battery module.

Remove Battery Module

1. Open latch 1 and hold latch 2 , toward the arrow to take the battery away.


HDD Module

The illustration shows how to remove the HDD Module.

Remove HDD Module

1. Remove 2 screws (2 screws of M2*12) on the bottom case.

2. Remove the HDD door toward the arrow direction and take the door away.

3. Remove 3 screws(3 screws of M2*5)on the HDD module

4. Remove the HDD toward the arrow direction and take it away.

5. Remove 4 screws(4 screws of M3*3)on the bracket and take the bracket away.


Memory Module

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

Remove Memory Module

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


Top Case

The illustration below shows how to remove the top case.

Remove Top Case

1. Remove 9 screws (2 screws of M2*12, 7 screws of M2*5) on the bottom case.

2. Use disassembly tool to pry up the sides of the top case and put up the top case.

3. Disconnect the keyboard FFC, power FFC and touchpad FFC.

4. Top case as follow.


Power Board

The illustration below shows how to remove the power board.

Remove Power Board

1. Disconnect the power FFC and take it away.

2. Tear off 1 tape.

3. Remove 2 screws (2 screws of M2*3) on the power board and take the power board away.


 

ODD (Optical Drive Disc)

The illustration shows how to remove the ODD.

Remove ODD

1. Remove 1 screw (1 screw of M2*2.5) on the ODD and take the ODD away.


WLAN Card

The illustration shows how to remove the WLAN Card.

Remove WLAN Card

1. Tear off 1 tape.

2. Disconnect the antenna cable.

3. Remove 1 screw (1 screw of M2*4) on the WLAN card and take WLAN card away.


Motherboard

The illustrations below show how to remove the main board.

Removing the main board

1. Tear off 1 tape.

2. Disconnect the LVDS cable.

3. Remove 7 screws (7 screws of M2*4) on the main board.

4. Turn over the main board and disconnect the DC-IN cable & speaker cable.

5. The main board as follow.


Thermal Module Assy & Fan

The illustrations below show how to separate the Thermal module assy & Fan

Separate Thermal module assy & Fan

1. Disconnect the fan cable.

2. Tear off 1 tape.

3. Remove 4 screws (4 screws of M2*4) on the thermal and take the thermal away.

5. Tear off 1 tape and disconnect the fan & thermal.


LCD Module

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

Removing the LCD Module

1. Remove 6 screws (6 screws of M2*4) on the hinges.

2. Tear off 1 tape and take the DC-IN cable away.

3. Remove 2 rubber pads and 2 screws(2 screws of M2*4) on LCD front bezel.

4. Use disassembly tool to pry up the edge of the bezel.And take the LCD front bezel away.

5. Remove 4 screws (4 screws of M2*3) on the LCD hinges.

6. Turn over the panel.

7. Tear off 1 tape and disconnect the LVDS cable.