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Star LabTop Mk IV - Complete Disassembly Guide


Place the Star LabTop Mk IV on a soft protected surface to avoid any possible scratching of the anodized finish. 

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1. Remove the 10x outer short Phillips screws from the backplate.

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2. Remove the 2x inner centre longer Phillips screw from the backplate.

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3. Carefully remove the backplate.

Please note: The speakers may require carefully prizing away from the backplate. Check whilst lifting the backplate on the bottom left and right corners, to avoid damaging the speaker cables/connectors.

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4. Battery removal: Disconnecting the battery connector.

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5. Remove the 4 Phillips screws that hold the battery in place.

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6. Carefully lift out the battery, carefully unhooking the antenna, speaker and CPU Fan cabling from the top left cable guides.

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7. I/O board Removal: Lift the ribbon cable clamp to detach the ribbon cable. Remove the 3x Phillips screws that hold the IO Board in place. You can then lift out the I/O Board.

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8. Disconnect the Display connector, Wireless and Bluetooth Antennas. 

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9. Disconnect the following ribbon cables/connectors from the Mainboard: I/O Board, Keyboard, Touchpad & Speakers connector. 

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10. Removal of the DC Jack:

Remove the 2 silver Philips screws connecting the DJ Jack shield to the mainboard. You can then disconnect the cable from the mainboard afterwards.

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11. Removal of the Mainboard: 

Remove the 4x Phillips screws around the Mainboard and then the 2x Phillips screws around the CPU Fan. 

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12. You can then lift out the Mainboard from the chassis.

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13. Remove the I/O ribbon cable from the chassis.

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14. Removal of the Display Array:

Remove the 4x Phillips screws from the left hinge....

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And then the right hinge.

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Carefully lift the hinges to 90 degrees, to allow the chassis to clear the hinges.

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Then lift the chassis to slide away from the display array.

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15. Disassembly is now complete.

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16. Reassembly is the reverse of these steps.