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MSI GS60 Disassembly

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble MSI GS60. I will remove the battery, ram, SSD, hard drive, wireless card, keyboard, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard. Refer to the guide, you can upgrade, repair and clean your MSI GS60.

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Remove all screws from the bottom case.

Pry up and remove the bottom case.

When the bottom case was removed, you could access the battery, hard drive, speakers, wireless card, heat sink and cooling fan.

MSI GS60 comes with an 11.4v, 4640mah Li-polymer battery. MSI model: BTY-M6F.

Disconnect the white cable and remove the hard drive.

The MSI GS60 features an HGST 1TB 7200RPM hard drive.

Disconnect two antennas and remove one screw. Remove the wireless card.

The wireless card

After the motherboard was removed, you can access the keyboard and touchpad.

Right speaker

Touchpad

Left speaker

MSI GS60 motherboard

The i/o board is connected to the motherboard via a soft cable.

Remove the screws securing the SSD and remove two M.2 NGFF SSD.

Two Toshiba 128GB M.2 NGFF SSD

Remove the heat sink and cooling fan.

MSI GS60 heat sink and cooling fan

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics card

Remove the cooling sticker. You can find two 8GB RAM.

Two SK Hynix 8GB PC3L-12800S RAM

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29 Comments

  1. Is it possible to remove the cooling fans from the heat sink? I would like to switch out the current fans to this laptop, With new ones

  2. right now mine is not is not working for the ethernet cable but it is working for the wireless internet. also I did go to the MSI page and downloaded the driver for this but it still won’t work.

  3. Anyone have a part number for the ribbon cable connecting the 2.5″ hard drive to the MB? Or know where I can find a replacement?

      1. Contact MSI support to purchase the part. I just sent my request in for the cable. From what I was told, there is about a 6-8 week lead time on delivery. Just an FYI

  4. Hey what about battery, keyboard and bottom cover. Spilled some.water on mine.. Some keys not working.. Battery not charging and bottom plate paint is having bubbles of sorts.
    Keyboard seems available on eBay and Ali Express but if somebody has experience please point a genuine one out.
    But need battery. Couldn’t find a source at all.
    Help would me much appreciated

    1. Hi Panysu,
      I’m having the same kind of problem.
      Did you manage to replace your keyboard ?
      Is it possible to remove it without removing the motherBoard ?

    1. Did you manage to remove the batter? I need to remove mine too because it inflated. I want to know if the battery is attached in some manner or if it comes off easily.

          1. Hello,
            I have to change my keyboard too.
            I have tried to extract the actual keyboard but it seems to be fixed with the case.
            Jose, Em, Gustavo, Cdric, Did you replace your keyboard with success?

            Thank you

  5. How do I replace the CMOS battery where is it and what battery is needed to replace it?, my clock doesn’t tell the right time on my PX60 (which is the same as the GS60 except it’s silver not black) so I guess the CMOS battery is dead.

  6. Hi, I use an MSI ghost directly without battery for months, there was a short power out my laptop went off.when the light came on my laptop could not display again but d fan was working.

  7. I had a question about the CMOS battery. This might not be the right place but I have looked everywhere and can’t find out how to reset the battery/or jumper perhaps? I bought an MSI MS-16H2 from a pawnshop and didn’t check for a BIOS password…whoops! I’ve built plenty of desktops, but I have never taken apart a laptop, so I would like a good idea of where it is located before tearing into it. If there is anyone who can help, please let me know.
    Also thank you for the guide on disassembly, it will come in handy when I do begin deconstruction 🙂

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