MSI GS70MSI Laptop

MSI GS70 Disassembly

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble MSI GS70 to remove and replace the battery, hard drive, SSD, RAM, wireless card, heat sink, cooling fan, bottom case and motherboard.

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Remove all screws from the bottom case.

Pry up and remove the bottom case, you can access the battery, hard drive, cooling fan, SSD speakers, USB board, heat sink, wireless card and motherboard.

Disconnect the USB board cable from the motherboard.

When the cable was removed, you can find the battery power cable.
Disconnect the battery power cable. You can remove the battery.

Remove the hard drive.

The laptop features an HGST 750GB hard drive.

Remove one screw securing the SSD and take it out.

It comes with a 128GB Toshiba mSATA SSD.

Remove one screw securing the wireless card and disconnect two antenna cables. You can remove the wireless card.

Wireless card


Remove one screw securing the audio board. You can remove the audio board.

The MSI GS70 comes with two 8GB RAMs.

Heat sink and cooling fan

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  1. Thank you very much for this guide and the pictures. I’m thinking about modding my gs70 and this will come in handy to have a better understanding of it.

  2. Thank you very much for the post, David. Do you know where to buy official MSI batteries for GS70 model? Or a good web where to find unofficial ones.
    Thanks in advance,

  3. Hey David, nice post but i have one quick question!

    Because the battery is internal can you remove it and still use the laptop on AC power? I know you can remove external ones and still use them like that but don’t want to touch the battery in case i fry something, thanks!

    I use it at home a lot and don’t want to wear the battery down for when i take it out and about.

    1. Yes, the laptop will run just fine without the battery. The OS will warn you no battery is present but otherwise it should run just fine

  4. Is the fan screwed into the heatsink? I ordered a new CPU fan because mine is making a grinding noise. I just need to replace the fan not the heatsink.

  5. Hey! I replaced the fan and I put in a new battery, but the battery isn’t being detected. Say’s “No Battery is Detected”. I put in my old one that is pretty much dead and now that one isn’t being detected. Thoughts? Tried resetting the battery with the pen hole as well. I have another battery on the way hopefully this one works. I feel like all the hardware in the MSI GS70 dies after two years. Not sure if I’ll buy a laptop from MSI again.

    1. Be sure to fully plug in the battery. I’ve had such an issue. The connector is approx 1/3 visible if plugged in correctly. And, be very gentle when re-connecting main cable. The contact pads are easy to spoil.
      I also confirm that battery died after 2.5 years and even inflated) i noticed it when clickpad stopped actually clicking)) now running used battery which gives me ~1hr of work. I don’t really need more since a work @ home all the time

    1. Yes, you can replace the keyboard, you will need to very carefully remove some of the dark plastic things holding the metal part behind the keyboard. Be careful not to cut too much of it, as it’s needed to guide the metal piece back on top. I found a very sharp screwdriver worked pretty good. I also used needle nose pliers to pry it apart, being very careful to pry a little at a time. Once you have the metal part pried off, the keyboard comes out easily. When you replace the metal keyboard backing you will need some fast drying glue. We used Krazy glue for ours, and it worked fine. You will have to use glue on the dark parts you removed, so the metal plate stays stable. We did like 3 at a time, held it down while the glue dried up. Once you have the glue all dried up you can now assemble your laptop.

  6. What types of screwdrivers do I need to dismantle it all? I was able to mostly get it done but blocked at the SSD card screw.

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