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Samsung Series 7 Chronos NP700Z5A Disassembly Guide

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by yknyong1, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    Guide can be used on the Z7 series too, but screw positions may vary.
    Beware of easily stripped screws, make sure to use the correct size screwdriver!
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    1. Remove the screw in red circle, then take off the RAM cover. Beware of the fragile plastic tab of the RAM cover.
    2. Remove the 10 screws in the green circles.
    3. Proceed to slide a plastic card to remove the bottom cover. Recommended to start from each side of the hinge, and meet at the trackpad. Caution advised for fragile plastic tabs.

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    Bottom cover when removed.
     
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    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    4. Remove the screws in the order shown, from 1 to 11.
    5. Unplug the fan cables labelled 12 and 13.
    6. Remove the heatsink and thermal paste.
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    7. As you may have noticed, dear Samsung actually pasted the sticker on the embedded CPU in such a way that it covers a little of the CPU die. You may want to restick if yours exhibit the same issue.
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    Removal of Hard Disk Drive and Battery
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    8. Remove 4 screws (labelled 1 to 4 in orange)
    9. Disconnect the cable from the ZIF socket. (labelled 5 in green)
    10. Remove battery cable (labelled 6 in pink)
    11. Remove 2 screws securing the battery. (labelled 7 and 8 in pink)
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    Reverse the process to reassemble the notebook.
     
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    Reserved for further 4
     
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    thtvn Newbie

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    Did you make it?

    Sent from BlackBerry using Tapatalk
     
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    ButtersS Notebook Enthusiast

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    Rep points! Thanks yknyong1!!
     
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    Updated OP
     
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    Re-sized pics for faster loading times.
     
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    aznguyen316 Rock Chalk Jayhawk

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    Guide kicks major butt. Thanks a lot. I just got a NP700 and since the back cover was kind of a PITA to remove with all the tabs I did the SSD replacement, RAM and thermal paste. One question, is only one slot available and the other slot under the keyboard or something? I got the Best Buy model and it came with 6GB, the one I removed being a 2GB stick. I put in a 4gb module but would rather have both the same sticks...
     
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    muerteman Notebook Consultant

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    I am under the impreswion that 4 is saudered and we can only change the one.

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    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    Only 4GB is replaceable. The other 4GB is soldered on.
    Anyway it does not really matter what kind of ram you put in as long as it boots. Intel does have Flex memory technology now.

    Check this for pictures
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...nos-np700z5a-disassembled-parts-analysis.html
     
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    ButtersS Notebook Enthusiast

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    Any pic updates yknyong1?
     
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    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    There are some new ones. Will upload more.
     
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    h3r0 Notebook Guru

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    would it be possible to easily replace the wifi card?
    I've read abt wifi issues with the stock broadcom card -- possibly replace with intel 6230 card[?]
     
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    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    Yes, as long as you can get the bottom cover off.
     
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    Is the CPU soldered on, or can it be replaced
     
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    Soldered on.
     
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    Saucey Notebook Guru

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    I'm planning to get the 7 and wanted to know how the SSD is working with the 8GB of ExpressCache?
    If my information is correct, the 8GB of Cache is soldered onto the motherboard so with the replacement of the HDD, ExpressCache would still function along with the SSD. Correct?
     
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    Will still function. Follow this guide.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sam...ache-i-want-my-expresscache-back-edition.html
     

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