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MSI GT80 Titan Disassembly

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble MSI GT80 Titan to remove the bottom case, battery, RAM, hard drive, SSD, GPU, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard. Refer to this guide. You can upgrade, repair and clean your MSI GT80 Titan.

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Remove all screws securing the service cover.

Pry up and remove the service cover.

Under the cover, you can get access to the internal components, including the heat sink and cooling fan, two RAM and more.

MSI GT80’s heat sink is very large, and two GPU were connected by a cable.

MSI GT80 Titan has two RAM slots.

The MSI GT80 features two SK Hynix 8GB PC3L-12800S RAM.

Even the service cover has been removed, but we still cannot access the battery.

The battery power cable

Remove left cooling fan.

Remove right cooling fan.

Remove all screws securing the heat sink.

Remove left GPU heat sink.

Remove right GPU heat sink.

We still cannot access the battery completely.

Our next target is removing the laptop frame.

Pry up and remove the cover.

Remove the front cover.

Now you can access the hard drive, SSD and optical drive.

Remove the screws securing the SSD.

The MSI GT80 features two Kingston 128GB M.2 NGFF SSD.

HGST 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive

MSI GT80 speaker modules

Remove two rubber mats.

Remove the screws under the rubber mat.

Now you can remove the laptop frame.

Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

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10 Comments

  1. thanks for the disassembly, but where is the wireless lan card located? i wanted to upgrade mine. is it under the motherboard, and does that mean the entire mobo has to be removed to swap it out?

      1. Really wish you would have shown how to remove the LCD Bezel. Kind of completely ignoring the upper half of the laptop. Would be useful to fix backlight bleeding…

    1. The wifi/Bluetooth card can be removed after removing the back plate/panel. It is covered by a piece of tape. It can be removed by removing a screw and two antenna cables. If that is your objective, most of the other disassembly steps can be skipped.

      1. Is there a definite answer for removing the Wireless card? I need to replace mine and it would be excellent to know if only removing the hinge cover is enough or full disassembly is needed? Many thanks.

  2. It would have been helpful if you had shown how to properly remove the top cover, instead of showing a picture of what looks like you just having to pull straight up on it. Thanks, I just broke the tabs that hold it in place.

  3. Any chance you would know where to buy a replacement power jack port located on the back of the laptop? I’ve looked everywhere and cannot find it. Laptop has been a paper weight for a year now because one of the 4 prongs melted off last I used it. plugged it in and it melted the power supply cord and prong due to arc. It still worked on battery life til it ran out of juice. If not, what motherboard would I need to buy to replace this one. tyvm

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