Razer Edge Pro tear down (upgraded already)

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  1. Ravenholme

    Ravenholme Notebook Guru

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    I decided to do a tear down of my razer edge tablet for those who have no reference to do this.

    I have 18 shots to give a visual on the path.

    The main things to do first is to unscrew the two hex screws to the cover.

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    After you need to unscrew the light board for the logo in the middle to access the power cable to the battery. You need to unplug that first so nothing turns on by accident.

    The bottom screws around the battery will be covered ahead but use this image as reference when you do, take out the speaker screws before the battery screws, it's just easier that way. 4 for the speaker 4 for the battery.

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    After that there are 3 areas accessible immediately by removing a screw. The wifi/Bluetooth PCIe board, the msata main storage and one of the two ram slots (ok so no screw for this one :p). The other one is on the other side of the board which is why this teardown was done.

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    Flipping the white panel is easy it may stick because of the adhesive. You may want to use an exacto knife or something else to help peel off the black tape. Don't cut it you'll need that after when you reconnect it.

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    Next is to remove the fan there are two screws holding it in place, it is not connected to the copper so don't worry about it. You will need to disconnect the cable from the board though.

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    You want to keep track of these screws so either keep them near the device that it belongs to or group them accordingly.

    What's next is to unscrew the battery and speakers at the bottom

    Make sure you disconnect the antennae from the wifi card. The speakers you can leave sitting on the side after removing the screws.

    Note: you may not initially notice but the wires for the speaker and antennae bob and weave through plastic hooks, remember where they go.

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    As you can see I've already upgraded to the intel 6235 back last year and the ram as well from gskill.

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    After the battery and speakers are removed you'll have to remove the mainboard screws to access the other ram chip. Don't unscrew the screws marked with a "B" beside it, that's for the frame, possibly for the front display. All specific screws for the mainboard have an (M) beside each screw, there's 7 screws, 3 in the main lower bottom area, one on the left two on the right and one at the top just under the copper pipe. Do not unscrew anything else, not even the copper piping.

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    Here are the shots of the screw locations.

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    Once you've unscrewed the mainboard you'll have to disconnect 3 of those thin flat cables, you'll flip a panel to release them then you are able to pull it out loosely and gently.

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    Make sure they're disconnected before you attempt to lift the board.

    Once you do, pull the board edge with your thumb and index and middle finger like a clamp toward the top of the case so it loosens up the bottom so you can lift it out of the frame after it has reached about 15 degrees pull it back out towards you so the top connectors don't break snap or jam, then you can literally lift it and lean it on the top edge of the frame.

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    You can see in the above shot of the cr2032 battery that keeps the bios going, it's wrapped though so it won't be easy to replace I assume. On the right is the other ram slot now clearly accessible.

    Below is what the other half looks like without all the hardware on top, I decided not to dismantle the front display from the frame as it'll probably create problems that I don't need.

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    A close up shot of the ram I already upgraded

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    When reassembling just remember to work backwards from my instructions and don't lose or mix the screws, as I've done that before, especially with the battery and the speakers. When you are lowering the board back in place remember to reconnect the cables then screw the 7 board screws back in place then everything else goes back.

    Also try to stay grounded you don't want to shock your system.

    Hope this is helpful to the lot of you :)



    – Ravenholme
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    Razer Edge Pro [Upgraded] - Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9ghz | 16GB RAM | Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 | Samsung SSD 840 EVO 1TB mSATA | Windows 8.1 64-bit
     
  2. thetruth1983

    thetruth1983 Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for the teardown. This will come in handy when I decide to upgrade my ram to 16GB. Did you reapply any thermal paste while you were inside?
     
  3. BobbyColtrane

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    sticky please.....
     
  4. Ravenholme

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    I didn't need to apply or reapply thermal paste of any sort since I didn't detach the copper pipping from the board. The fan is a separate piece as well.

    Also after I did the teardown I realized I forgot to lay something to protect the touchscreen since it's possible to scratch the screen surface. just be careful when you do.


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  5. Loboryne

    Loboryne Notebook Enthusiast

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    I love this idea! I just not sure if I want to drop 550.00 bucks on the HD, thats alot of money on top what you already spend on the Razer itself,not to mention the ram, but I am looking on ebay and other places for a good deal.
     
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    Can you explain the ram abit more, is it 2x8 gigs=16 gigs or is it one 16gig card?
     
  7. Ravenholme

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    2x8. one ram slot on each side



    – Ravenholme
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    Sweet, thanks for doing this walk through btw, way cool of you.
     
  9. Ravenholme

    Ravenholme Notebook Guru

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    Yeah no prob :)



    – Ravenholme
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  10. Ravenholme

    Ravenholme Notebook Guru

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    Just bumping this up unless someone thinks it should be pinned.



    – Ravenholme
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    Razer Edge Pro [Upgraded] - Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9ghz | 16GB RAM | Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 | Samsung SSD 840 EVO 1TB mSATA | Windows 8.1U 64-bit
     
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