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Packard Bell
EasyNote M3
Disassembly Manual

Table of Contents
Overview 2
Technician Notes 2
Disassembly Instructions 2
Reassembly Instructions 2
Required Tools 2
Hazardous Voltage 3
Avoid Electrostatic Discharge 3
Power Supply Unit 3
Battery Pack 5
Heat Sink 5
Keyboard 8
Memory / Mini PCI 9
LCD Assembly 10
Keyboard Cover 10
LCD Disassembly 11
Inverter Board 11
LCD Panel 12
Base Assembly 13
CMOS Battery 14
Top Cover 14
Touchpad 15
System Board 16
Modem 17
Speakers 17
Case Fan 18
Notice 19

Packard Bell Easynote M3 Disassembly Manual

This document contains step-by-step disassembly instructions for the EasyNote M3
notebook. The instructions are illustrated where necessary with images of the part that
is being removed or disassembled. Furthermore, the screws that are removed are
shown next to the image of the parts themselves.

Packard Bell reserves the right to make changes to the EasyNote M3 notebook without

Technician Notes
Only technicians authorized by NEC Computers International B.V. should attempt to
repair this equipment. All troubleshooting and repair procedures are detailed to allow
only subassembly/module level repair. Because of the complexity of the individual
boards and subassemblies, no one should attempt to make repairs at the component
level or to make modifications to any printed wiring board. Improper repairs can create a
safety hazard. Any indication of component replacement or printed wiring board
modifications may void any warranty or exchange allowances.

Disassembly Instructions
When disassembling the system unit, follow these general rules:

Turn off the power and remove the battery.
Disconnect all cables and peripherals.
Label all removed cables. Note where the cable goes and in what position it
was installed.
Do not disassemble the system into parts that are smaller than those specified
in the instructions.

Reassembly Instructions
Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly process. Use care to ensure that all
cables and screws are returned to their proper positions. Check that no tools or any
loose parts have been left inside the chassis. Check that everything is properly installed
and tightened.

Required Tools
All disassembly procedures can be performed using the following tools:

Philips (#2 bit) screwdriver
A small flat bed screwdriver

Packard Bell Easynote M3 Disassembly Manual

Hazardous Voltage Power Supply Unit
There is hazardous voltage present inside the Under no circumstances should you
computer when it is connected to an AC attempt to disassemble the power
supply, even when the computer's power supply. The power supply contains
switch is off. Exposure to hazardous voltage no user-serviceable parts. Inside the
could cause personal injury. To avoid risk of power supply are hazardous
injury, contact an Authorized Service Provider voltages that can cause serious
for proper (un)installation of optional personal injury. Always return a
hardware devices. defective power supply to your
Avoid Electrostatic Discharge Ensure that the notebook is
Electrostatic electricity can easily damage disconnected from its power source
circuit cards and integrated circuits (ICs). To and from all telecommunications
reduce risk of damage, store them in links, networks, or modem lines
protective packaging whenever they are not whenever the notebook cover is
installed in your system. removed. Do not operate the
notebook with the cover removed.
Add-in cards can be extremely sensitive to
ESD and always require careful handling. AVERTISSEMENT
After removing the card from the computer, Assurez-vous que le syst