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  1. Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Ethernet Ports Replacement, Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Ethernet Ports Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 3 Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Ethernet Ports Replacement, Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Ethernet Ports Replacement: step 1, image 2 of 3 Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Ethernet Ports Replacement, Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Ethernet Ports Replacement: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Flip the laptop over so the Vaio logo is facing down

    • Locate the battery at the top and Find the release and unlock slides on the battery

    • Slide the unlock tab to the unlock position

    • Slide the release tab in the direction of the arrow, i.e. towards the unlock tab

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    • With the tabs still in the unlock position, slide the battery away from the main case.

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    • Flip the computer over so the Vaio logo is facedown

    • Unscrew the 2 screws next to the battery

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    • Flip the computer over again so the Vaio logo is face up

    • Open the lid

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    • Press down on the outer gray shell around the keyboard

    • Use the spudger to gently lift keyboard

    • Do not pull up the keyboard too far as it is attached to a ribbon underneath

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    • Lift up lever underneath the ribbon to detach the keyboard.

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    • Remove memory/wireless compartment cover

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    • Flip so the Vaio Logo is face down

    • Locate and remove a total of 8 screws on the bottom.

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    • Find and remove 5 screws (they all have arrows next to them) from cover

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    • Flip the laptop over so the Vaio logo is face up

    • Use the spudger to pop up the upper casing

    • Do not lift too much as the Uppercasing is attached to wires underneath

    • Remove the wires that are attaching the uppercasing to the motherboard

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    • Remove the uppercasing

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    • Locate the screw holding the optical drive casing to the logic board

    • Remove this screw

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    • Locate ribbon connecting optical drive case to logic board.

    • Pop off the ribbon

    • Remove the metal PC-Card cage

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    • Locate the four screws holding the optical drive to the logic board

    • Remove the screws

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    • Locate brown locking tab above optical drive.

    • Lift up on brown locking tab until ribbon is loose

    • Gently slide out and remove the optical drive from the computer

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    • Remove the blue ribbon from the Ethernet Circuit Board

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    • Locate the screws near the Ethernet Port circuit board

    • Remove the screws.

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    • Locate the screws for the second ethernet circuit board

    • Remove the screws

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    • Remove the ethernet ports

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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