Star Lite Mk II / III - Complete Disassembly Guide

  1. Place the Star Lite Mk II / III on a soft, protected surface to avoid any possible scratching of the anodized finish. Then proceed with removing the 10 outer short Philips screws from the backplate. (12 x screws for Lite Mk III)

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2. Once the backplate is carefully removed, you are presented with the components underneath. Start off by removing the battery.

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3. Remove the 4 Philips screws that hold the battery in place.

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4. I/O board Removal: Lift the ribbon cable clamp to detach the ribbon cable. Then, remove the 2 Phillips screws that hold the IO Board in place. You can then lift out the I/O Board.

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5. Disconnect the Display connector, Wireless and Bluetooth Antennas.

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6. Disconnect the SSD from the mainboard.

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7. Disconnect the following ribbon cables/connectors from the mainboard: I/O Board, Keyboard, Touchpad and Backlight.

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8. Removal of the mainboard: Remove the 4 Philips screws around the edge of the mainboard.

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9. Lift the mainboard out carefully and then disconnect the speaker.

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10. Remove the 2 Philips screws from the speaker.

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11. Remove the 4 screws in each hinge.

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12. Lift the hinges up straight about 90' degrees which will leave enough space for the chassis to be separated from the display array.

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13. Disassembly is now complete.

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14. Reassembly is the reverse of these steps.

Note: For the Star Lite Mk III there are 8x short and 4x long chassis screws. Image shows correct location of long screws.
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Apr 28, 2021

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