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Puget B550i Component Replacement Guide

Written on April 17, 2013 by Matt Bach
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Introduction

This guide is intended for the Puget B550i laptop, but also applies to the Sager NP2252 and the Clevo/Pro-Star W25AEU. If you have a laptop purchased from Puget Systems, we highly recommend contacting our support department prior to replacing any components.

Battery Removal

Move the locking clip to the unlocked position Push the battery release to the unlocked position and remove the battery from the laptop

To reinstall the battery, see the Battery Installation section of this article.

Keyboard Removal

Due to the fact that there are no replaceable components under the keyboard in this model of laptop, the keyboard is much more difficult to install/remove than on other models. The bezel especially is much easier to damage, so if you are going to replace the keyboard we caution you to be very careful to not damage the laptop or keyboard. Before doing any work in a laptop, we recommend disconnecting the power brick and removing the battery.

On the bottom of the laptop beneath the battery, remove the two screws shown With a thin screwdriver inserted at the top-right corner of the bezel near the power button, gently pry up the bezel. It is very easy to damage the area around the bezel, so be careful to only apply minimal pressure. If the bezel does not come up, move to a slightly different area and try again
Once the end of the bezel has been loosened, begin lifting up on the bezel applying a slight twisting motion so that the side closest to the keyboard comes up first Once the entire top is detached, you can remove the bezel from the laptop.
Unscrew the five screws holding the keyboard in place They keyboard is held in place with tabs on both sides, so lift the keyboard up from the middle and allow it to slightly flex. This will let the tabs on both sides come loose
Lay the keyboard facedown to give easy access to the ribbon cable On either side of the ribbon cable is a brown pin. With a small screwdriver, push this pin towards the laptop's screen. Do this for both sides
With the pins loosened, you can pull the cable towards the laptop's screen and remove the keyboard from the laptop  

To reinstall the keyboard, see the Keyboard Installation section of this article.

Hard Drive Removal

Before doing any work in a laptop, we recommend disconnecting the power brick and removing the battery.

Remove the two screws holding the cover in place With a small screwdriver, pop the cover up at the indentation
Lift the cover up and remove it from the laptop Grasp the plastic over the hard drive and firmly unseat it from its socket
Lift the drive out to remove it from the laptop  

To reinstall the secondary hard drive, see the Hard Drive Installation section of this article.

Back Panel Removal

The back panel encloses the CPU, RAM sticks and WiFi card.

Remove the four screws that secure the back panel in place Lift up on the panel at the indentation
Lift the panel until you can access the fan plug and unplug the fan from the header Remove the panel from the laptop

To reinstall the back panel, see the Back Panel Installation section of this article.

RAM Removal

Before doing any work in a laptop, we recommend disconnecting the power brick and removing the battery. To access the area that the first and second RAM sticks are located in, first remove the back panel.

Gently pull apart the two clips that hold the RAM in place. The RAM will pop up when the clips have been moved Grasp the edge of the stick and remove it from the slot by pulling at a 45° angle towards the CPU heatsink
Repeat this process for the second stick

To reinstall RAM sticks, see the RAM Installation section of this article.

WiFi Card Removal

Before doing any work in a laptop, we recommend disconnecting the power brick and removing the battery. To access the area that the WiFi card is located in, first remove the back panel.

Using either a small screwdriver or simply your fingernails, pop off the connected antenna Remove the single screw holding the card in place. The card will pop up when the screw is removed.
Remove the card by pulling it at a 45° angle towards the center of the laptop  

To reinstall the WiFi Card, see the WiFi Card Installation section of this article.

CPU Removal

Before doing any work in a laptop, we recommend disconnecting the power brick and removing the battery. To access the area that the CPU is located in, first remove the back panel.

First unscrew the three screws labeled 1-3 in order Grasping the plastic tab, gently rock the heatsink side to side to loosen the bond between the CPU and the heatsink then remove it from the laptop
With the heatsink removed, clean the CPU and GPU first with a clean paper towel, then with isopropyl alcohol if possible Rotate the screw that locks the CPU in place 90 degrees counter-clockwise to unlock the CPU
Lift the CPU directly up and remove it from the laptop  

To reinstall the CPU, see the CPU Installation section of this article.

Optical Drive Removal

Before doing any work in a laptop, we recommend disconnecting the power brick and removing the battery.

Remove the single screw holding the optical drive in place Using a small screw driver or paperclip, manually eject the drive
Fully extend the drive tray, then continue pulling gently to remove the drive from the laptop If you are replacing the optical drive, you will need to move the mounting bracket to the new drive by removing the two screws shown
The faceplate will also need to be moved to the new drive. To do so, first depress the clip shown and gently separate the faceplate from the drive Depress the clip on the other side of the drive to fully remove the faceplate

To reinstall the optical drive, see the Optical Drive Installation section of this article.


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