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.

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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.

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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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Deck the Halls
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Conclusion

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

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