How to Disassemble Asus ZX501JX/GL552JX


In this post, I’ll show you how to disassemble Asus ZX501JX/GL552JX.

Make sure the laptop is turned off.

Read the whole procedure thoroughly before you start.



Push the latch to the sides, remove the battery.

Remove the screw below, take out the optical drive.

Remove the bottom cover.

Remove the screws on D side cover.

Afterwards we can remove C side cover, which is the keyboard.
Pry up the edges below the keyboard as the direction shows.

Watch out the cables.

Remove those 2 cables as the picture shows.


Unplug those ribbon wires.

The I/O board ribbon wire.

The Wi-Fi network card cable.

The screen cable, power cable and audio cable.

Remove 3 screws securing the fan. Unload the motherboard.

Turn over the motherboard, unplug the fan cable.

Remove the screws as marked below. Then we can access CPU and graphics card to clean dust and add thermal grease.

Then we can unload the screen.

After removing all the screws, we can pry up B side cover along the edges with crowbar.


Afterwards, we can remove the screen.

Watch out the cable behind.

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