Complete disassembly of Asus X555L X555U series

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Asus X555 series laptop

Today I present you a guide for complete disassembly of Asus X555 series laptops. There are many different configuration in this family depending on the hardware specs and country.

You should be able to apply these teardown instructions for the following Asus models:



  • X555L, X555LA, X555LB, X555LD, X555LF, X555LI, X555LJ, X555LN, X555LP
  • X555U, X555UA, X555UB, X555UF, X555UJ
  • X555DA, X555DG, X555QA, X555QG, X555SJ, X555YA
  • and more…

In the first part of this guide I will take apart the laptop case and in the second part I explain how to open up the display assembly.

Part 1. How to disassemble laptop case.

STEP 1.

Remove one screw securing the memory cover. The screw is hidden under the plastic sticker which can be removed using a needle.  Remove the cover.

Remove memory cover

STEP 2.

Asus X555 series laptop has only one removable memory module.

When you remove the RAM stick, you can see the memory chips integrated into the motherboard.

Remove RAM module

STEP 3.

Remove all screws from the bottom.

Warning! These screws have different length. Make notes or draw a diagram of where each screw is located. If you install a wrong screw into a wrong hole, you can damage the case.

Remove screws from bottom case



STEP 4.

Using a plastic opener pry the top case palmrest assembly up and separate it from the bottom case.

Separate top case palmrest assembly from bottom case

STEP 5.

Lift up the top case to access the cables. You will find the keyboard cable and the touchpad cable connected to the logic board.

Access keyboard and touchpad cables

Befor you pull the cable out, it’s necessary to unlock the connector.

Unlock keyboard cable connector

Lift up the locking tab so it opens up at a 90 degree angle (red arrow).

Now, when the cable is released, you can pull it out.

Disconnect keyboard cable

On the other side of the top case you can access the touchpad. The keyboard is riveted to the top case and cannot be easily removed.

Access touchpad and keyboard

STEP 6.

Remove three screws securing the battery.

Remove three screws from battery

STEP 7.

Lift up and remove the battery.

Remove battery

STEP 8.

Remove one screw securing the CD/DVD drive. Slide the drive to the right to disconnect it from the motherboard and remove from the case.

Remove CD DVD drive

STEP 9.

Disconnect the cable from the hard drive board.

Remove one screw securing the I/O USB Audio Card reader board.

Disconnect flat cable from hard drive board

STEP 10.

Remove the I/O USB Audio Card reader board with the cable.

Remove USB Audio Card reader board

STEP 11.

Remove two screws securing the hard drive caddy.

Slide the hard drive assembly to the right to disconnect it from the board and remove it from the case.

Remove hard drive

STEP 12.

Remove one screw securing the hard drive board. Disconnect the speaker cable.

Remove screw and disconnect speakers from hard drive board

STEP 13.

Lift up the hard drive board to disconnect it from the motherboard.

Disconnect hard drive board from motherboard

STEP 14.

Unplug the wireless card antenna cable.

Unplug antenna cable from wireless card

STEP 15.

Remove five screws securing the motherboard. Disconnect the video cable.

Remove screws from motherboard

The connection is secured by clear sticky tape. Peel off the tape and unplug the video cable from the motherboard.

Disconnect display video cable

STEP 16.

Remove the motherboard from the bottom case.

Remove motherboard from bottom case

On the other side of the board you can access the cooling module (heatsink and fan) and the wireless card.

The DC power jack is soldered to the motherboard.

Access fan heatsink wireless card and DC jack

Part 2. Display assembly and screen removal.

In Asus X555 series laptops the display assembly cannot be taken apart until it’s removed from the bottom case.

You can use this part of the disassembly guide for accessing and replacing the LCD screen, display hinges, video cable and webcam.

STEP 17.

Remove all screws securing the display hinges and separated it from the bottom case.

Remove screws from display hinges

STEP 18.

Slide the hinge cover to the shown direction.

It can be done only when the display is out of the case.

Slide hinge cover to the left

STEP 19.

Remove the hinge cover.

Remove hinge cover

STEP 20.

The screen bezel has two screws on the bottom. They are hidden under plastic covers. Remove both screws.

Remove screws from screen bezel

STEP 21.

Now you start separating the screen bezel from the back cover. A plastic case opener tool will be helpful.

Separate screen bezel from back cover

STEP 22.

Remove the bezel.

Remove screen bezel

STEP 23.

Remove four screws securing the LCD screen to the display back cover.

Remove four screws from LCD screen

STEP 24.

Remove the screen from the cover and place it the front side down on the desk. Now you can access the video cable.

Access display video cable

STEP 26.

Peel off clear tape securing the connection and unplug the video cable from the screen.

Disconnect video cable from LCD screen

You can search for a replacement screen using the model number which is printed on the back. In my case it was: N156BGE-E42.

Replace LCD screen


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5 Responses

  1. Victor Waller

    I’ll be replacing fan next week. Do you recommend any particular thermal grease? What do you use?

  2. Rujul Hitendra Desai

    Do you have any information about size of the screws? I lost two of them and want to install.

  3. benglist

    can you locate the CMOS battery? i want to reset my BiOS because i did wrong setting and now my notebook going blank screen.

  4. Spartaco

    Thank you for your impressive description; i need your help for tell me how can i find the Audio device for to check if is installed with cable. The problem is that in Windows the system say me : disable( red x on audio)

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