In this guide I will explain how to disassemble an Asus U56E laptop.
In my case the model number is: Asus U56E-BAL7.
Make sure it’s turned off.
Unlock and remove the battery.
Remove three screws securing the service cover on the bottom.
Lift up and remove the cover.
Under the service cover you will find the hard drive and both RAM modules.
Remove two screws securing the hard drive.
Slide the hard drive to the left and disconnect it from the motherboard.
Remove the hard drive.
Remove one screw securing the optical drive.
Pull the drive to the left and remove it.
Remove all marked screws from the bottom.
I am using a guitar pick to separate the top cover assembly from the bottom case.
Start removing it in the palm rest area.
Lift up the top cover as it shown on the following picture.
Be careful, there are two cables connecting it to the motherboard.
The top cover is mounted under the hinge cover.
Push on the hinge cover with your thumb and pull the top cover away.
When you install the top cover back in place you’ll have to push it under the hinge cover first and after that the rest.
Before you remove the top cover/keyboard assembly completely, you’ll have to disconnect two cables.
First, unlock each connector by lifting up the cable retainer (green arrows).
Second, pull both cables out (yellow arrows).
On the following picture you can see both connectors in the unlocked state from a different angle of view.
Now you can remove the top cover assembly completely.
Here’s a view on the bottom side of the top cover.
When the top cover removed, you can access the CMOS battery.
In order to remove the motherboard, it’s necessary to remove the wireless card first.
Unplug both antenna cables from the wireless card.
Remove two screws securing the wireless card and pull it out of the slot.
Remove three screws securing the motherboard.
Disconnect four cables.
Here’s how to disconnect small connectors.
Simply unplug the male part connected to the cable from the female part on the motherboard.
Do not pull by the wires. Unplug it by the edges on the male part.
Here’s how to disconnect the display cable.
Pull up by the black belt attached to the top of the connector.
If you have a SD card or cover installed in the card reader, you’ll have to remove it.
Start removing the motherboard from the laptop case as it shown on the following picture.
Lift up the right side and carefully remove it.
On the other side of the motherboard you can access the cooling module (heatsink and fan).
In order to remove the fan you’ll have to:
1. Remove three screws securing it to the motherboard.
2. Disconnect the cable.
3. Peel off the black mylar tape.
After that you should be able to separate the fan from the heat sink and remove it.
In Asus U65E laptop the DC power jack soldered directly to the motherboard.
In one of the previous posts I explained how to remove Asus U56E screen.