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Puget V752i/V552i Component Replacement Guide

Written on April 12, 2013 by Matt Bach
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Introduction

This guide is intended for the Puget V752i/V552i, but also applies to the Sager NP6350/NP6370 and the Clevo/Pro-Star W350ETQ/W370ET. While the 15" and 17" models are obviously different, beyond the screen size and physical size of the units the differences are almost all cosmetic. So while the images used in this guide may not exactly match your laptop if you have a 15" laptop, they should be very, very close.

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 towards the center of the laptop. This will require a bit of force as it pushed the battery upwards
Lift the battery from the top and remove it from the laptop.  

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

Keyboard Removal

If you need to replace the keyboard or access the WiFi card or third RAM slot, follow the instructions below. Before doing any work in a laptop, we recommend disconnecting the power brick and removing the battery.

With a thin screwdriver inserted in the gap between the PgUp/PgDn keys and the bezel, gently pry up the bezel. You want to primarily focus on pushing the bezel towards the screen with only minimal force lifting it up. Once the end of the bezel has been lifted up, begin pivoting the bezel up from the side closest to the screen. Once the catches on the screen side of the bezel detach, the front side will come loose by itself.
Once the entire top is detached, you can remove the bezel from the laptop. Unscrew the five screws holding the keyboard in place
Lift the keyboard up from the corner with the PgDn key and flip it over onto the laptop's palm rest area.  

If you merely need to access the WiFi card or third RAM slot, you can proceed to do so at this point. If you are removing the keyboard with the intent of replacing it, continue following the steps below.

First locate where the keyboard's ribbon cable connects to the laptop

On either side of the cable is a brown pin. With a small screwdriver, push this pin towards the laptop's screen. Do this for both sides
With the pin 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.

Back Panel Removal

The back panel encloses the primary hard drive, CPU, and the first and second RAM sticks.

Remove the three screws that secure the back panel in place Slide the panel back about a quarter of an inch
Lift the panel up and away from the laptop.  

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

Primary Hard Drive Removal

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

Remove the two screws that secure the hard drive in place Grasp the plastic handle and slide the drive back about a quarter of an inch
Lift the drive up and away from the laptop.  

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

RAM 1&2 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 the first and second RAM sticks, see the RAM 1&2 Installation section of this article.

RAM 3 Removal

Before doing any work in a laptop, we recommend disconnecting the power brick and removing the battery. To access the area that the third RAM stick is located in, first remove the keyboard.

Gently pull apart the two clips that hold the RAM in place. The RAM will pop up when the clips have been moved sufficiently Grasp the edge of the stick and remove it from the slot by pulling at a 45° angle towards the laptop's screen

To reinstall the third RAM stick, see the RAM 3 Installation section of this article.

Secondary Hard 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 cover in place Slide the cover down about a quarter inch, then lift and remove it from the laptop
Grasp the plastic over the hard drive and firmly pull it directly towards you to unseat it from its socket Lift the drive out to remove it from the laptop

To reinstall the secondary hard drive, see the Secondary Hard Drive 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.

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 four screws labeled 1-4 in order. These screws will loosen, but are designed to not be removed from the heatsink Unscrews the next three screws labeled 5-7 in order. These screws are completely removable
Grasping the two plastic tabs, 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.

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 keyboard.

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.


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