In this guide I explain how to disassemble an Asus ZenBook Flip UX360C laptop. This guide should also work for Asus UX360 and UX360CA models.
How is this laptop different from many other laptops? In an Asus ZenBook Flip UX360C two battery mounted under the motherboard and USB SD card reader board.
We’ll remove the battery not at the beginning of this laptop dismantle, as it down in most other disassembly guides, but at the very end.
Remove twelve screws securing the laptop base assembly to the top case assembly.
Notice that two Phillips screws are hidden under the rubber feet.
Using a thin case opener tool start separating the top case from the base.
You’ll have to move the case opener along the side of the top case and pry it up in order to unlock hidden latches.
Lift up the top case assembly but pay attention to the touchpad and keyboard cables still connected to the motherboard and USB SD card reader board.
It’s necessary to disconnect these cables before you remove the top case assembly completely.
Here’s how to disconnect the touchpac cable from the I/O board (USB port, SD card reader and power button board).
1. Unlock the connector by lifting up the locking tab (red arrow).
2. Carefully pull the touchpad cable out (yellow arrow).
Disconnect the keyboard cable. Use the same technique to unlock the connector and release the cable.
Here’s a photo of the bottom side of the top case (palmrest/keyboard/touchpad) assembly.
In an Asus ZenBook Flip UX360C laptop the keyboard is permanently riveted to the top case. The touchpad, on the other hand, can be easily removed and replaced if necessary.
Replacement palmrest assemblies available here: https://ebay.to/2ws1gWA
After the top case is removed we can disconnect the battery cable.
Lift up the battery cable connector to disconnect it from the motherboard.
Do not use a screwdriver or other metal tool for disconnecting the cable. You can accidentally short metal pins.
Use fingernails or a plastic stick for that.
Remove one screw securing the solid state drive.
Pull the SSD out of the slot and remove it.
Remove six screws securing the display hinges to the base assembly.
Disconnect two display cables from the motherboard.
Here’s how to disconnect the display cables.
Insert a plastic stick under the cable connector and pry it up.
Separate the display panel from the base assembly.
Replacement LCD assembly available here: https://ebay.to/2PMEJKK
Disconnect two antenna cables from the wireless card.
Remove one screw securing the wireless card.
Pull the wireless card out to remove it.
Remove eight screws attaching the motherboard to the base assembly.
One screw on the heatsink (color coded in orange) is different from all other screws.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the motherboard.
The speaker cable is very small and has thin wires attached to it.
Be careful disconnecting this cable.
Lift up the motherboard and place it upside down.
Before removing the motherboard it’s necessary to disconnect the I/O cable on the other side.
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Remove two screws securing the I/O cable connector and disconnect the cable.
Now you can remove the motherboard.
By the way, Asus ZenBook Flip UX360C motherboard has no memory slots. All memory is built into the motherboard. Memory cannot be removed and upgraded.
The DC jack is soldered to the motherboard and cannot be easily replaced.
Remove six screws from the battery (red) and one screw from the I/O board (yellow).
One of the battery mounts located under the board.
Carefully lift up one side of the I/O board (yellow arrow) and slide the battery from under the board (red arrow).
Now you can remove the battery completely.
Here’s a photo of the other side of the battery.
Asus ZenBook Flip UX360C battery model: C31N1528. Same as for Asus UX360 and UX360CA.
Replacement batteries available here: https://ebay.to/3czbmp0
Remove black cover from the I/O board.
Remove two screws securing the board to the base case.
Remove the I/O board with the cable attached to it.
Replacement I/O boards available here: https://ebay.to/39puMuO