Place the laptop face down with the battery facing away from you. Locate the two buttons next to the battery.
  • Place the laptop face down with the battery facing away from you.

  • Locate the two buttons next to the battery.

  • Slide the right slider to the unlocked (red) position.

Hold the left button to the left. Slide the battery with your other hand away from you and it should disconnect.
  • Hold the left button to the left.

  • Slide the battery with your other hand away from you and it should disconnect.

Remove the five Phillips # 0 screws from the back panel. Using your finger or a plastic spudger start to carefully pry up the back planel. Using your finger or a plastic spudger start to carefully pry up the back planel.
  • Remove the five Phillips # 0 screws from the back panel.

  • Using your finger or a plastic spudger start to carefully pry up the back planel.

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Slide the back panel away and remove the panel. Slide the back panel away and remove the panel.
  • Slide the back panel away and remove the panel.

Removal of cooling system will void your warranty. Proceed with caution. Removal of cooling system will void your warranty. Proceed with caution.
  • Removal of cooling system will void your warranty. Proceed with caution.

Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove all six  screws from the cooling system. Unplug the fan power connector.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove all six screws from the cooling system.

  • Unplug the fan power connector.

Carefully grab the copper pipe and start to lift upward. Lift to the angle shown and then start to slide it out.
  • Carefully grab the copper pipe and start to lift upward.

  • Lift to the angle shown and then start to slide it out.

Clean the designated area with isopropyl alcohol on a microfiber cloth
  • Clean the designated area with isopropyl alcohol on a microfiber cloth

  • Replace with new thermal paste if needed

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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