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[[File:Standoffs.png|400px|thumb|right|Pinebook Screw stand-offs correct placement and location]]
[[File:Standoffs.png|400px|thumb|right|Pinebook Screw stand-offs correct placement and location]]


[[File:Hinges_cover_removed_1.jpeg|300px|thumb|right|Pinebook Pro display hinges cover removed]]
[[File:Hinges_cover_removed_1.jpeg|300px|thumb|right|Hinge area of the Pinebook Pro lid with the cover removed]]
[[File:Hinges_cover_removed_2.jpeg|300px|thumb|right|Pinebook Pro display hinges cover removed]]
[[File:Hinges_cover_removed_2.jpeg|300px|thumb|right|Close-up of a Pinebook Pro lid hinge]]


There are a few '''mandatory''' precautions to be taken:
There are a few '''mandatory''' precautions to be taken:
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A basic 3D model to print replacement standoffs for the back cover screws is [https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4226648 available on Thingiverse], until the official drawings or 3D models are made available.
A basic 3D model to print replacement standoffs for the back cover screws is [https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4226648 available on Thingiverse], until the official drawings or 3D models are made available.


'''Display Disassembly:'''
====Display Disassembly====
* Since it is not recommended to lift the lid while the bottom cover is removed it is better to do so while the laptop is still assembled. Position the computer carefully on the desk keyboard down, display lid facing down, and don't let it fall down.
It is not recommended to adjust the position of the lid when the bottom cover is removed, because the bottom cover provides structural strength, so the lid should be open fully as the first step, before starting any disassembly of the laptop. After opening the lid, remove the bottom cover by following the instruction found in the section above. Alternatively, you can keep the lid closed and remove the screws that hold the hinges to the main laptop body, as described in [[Pinebook Service Step by Step Guides]].
* Alternatively you can try to open the lid with hinges fully unscrewed inside the main body, like it is described in [https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Pinebook_Service_Step_by_Step_Guides Pinebook Service Guides]
 
* Hinges and screws inside of lid are hidden behind plastic cover with latches. Gently pick it from the outer side with a guitar pick or a specialized plastic prying tool. Once the gap is large enough it is possible to remove it by hand.
Parts of the hinge mechanism, as well as the screws that hold the hinges to the lid, are hidden behind an elongated plactic U-shaped cover that snaps in place using latches. Use a dedicated plastic prying tool or a guitar pick to gently pry the cover and remove it, starting from the outer edge. Once you pry the cover to a certain extent, it should be possible to remove it fully using only your hands. The U-shaped cover is rather sturdy, but still be careful not to break or bend it.
* That u-shaped plastic cover is quite sturdy, but better not to bend it too much while removing; help freeing its latches with a tool while pulling it out so they don't break.
 
* On top of the screen there are 2 small screws hidden by rubber nubs. The frame around screen is being held not just with small latches but some adhesive too. Adhesive is not very strong and frame can bend to an extend without breaking. Pry it with a plastic tool from all sides!
There are two small screws hidden underneath the two small rubber nubs on the upper part of the screen bezel, so first gently remove the nubs and then remove the screws. The screen bezel is held in place with a combination of latches and some adhesive tape, which is there to prevent dust ingress. The adhesive isn't very strong, and the bezel is capable of flexing back into shape after being twisted to a certain extent. There is more adhesive on the bottom part of the screen bezel, so be more careful while prying that section apart.  Use the same prying tool that you used for the U-shaped cover, and work it around the outer edges of the screen bezel.
* Left, right and top sides contain very small amount of adhesive; bottom part has a lot, so expect some resistance while it comes off.


== Internal Layout ==
== Internal Layout ==
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