1. Flip the Chromebook onto its back, where there are eleven screws.
    • Flip the Chromebook onto its back, where there are eleven screws.

    • There are two variations of screws on the back panel:

      • Six 8.7mm screws.

      • Five 6.4mm screws.

    • Using your screwdriver with the J00 Phillips Head tip, remove the screws by turning them counter clockwise.

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  2. Once the screws are removed, flip the Chromebook back over.
    • Once the screws are removed, flip the Chromebook back over.

    • Gently remove the keyboard by starting to lift up on one corner with a plastic opening tool.

    • Follow around the brim of the keyboard until it pops off.

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    • Once you remove the keyboard, it will be connected to the CPU with two tabbed connections.

    • Release the connections from the tabs gently by flipping the white flaps up until disconnected.

    • You can now pull the ribbons out from the board and remove the keyboard.

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    • Once the keyboard is removed, the battery is located on the bottom portion of the shell.

    • The battery is held in with six 6.5mm screws on opposing sides.

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    • The battery is now held in with a tabbed connection to the CPU on the left side of the board. On the tabbed connection, there is a silver plate.

    • Gently push on the silver plate towards the screen until the plastic connection is free.

    • The tabbed connection should now slide out backwards.

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    • At this point, using the plastic removal tool, lift the battery out of the shell.

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    • The metal plate is held in by two 3.4mm Phillip head screws.

    • Remove them by turning the screws counter clockwise.

    • Lift the plate off using a plastic opening tool or by hand.

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    • The existing thermal paste should now be exposed.

    • Using a paper towel, gently wipe off the existing thermal paste from both the CPU and the metal cover.

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    • Once you remove the residue, apply a small amount of thermal paste in one area on the CPU.

    • The amount of thermal paste applied should be the size of a circle with a diameter of 2mm.

    • Applying too much thermal paste may result in the system not ventilating properly, leading to overheating issues.

    • Place metal plate back on. This will naturally spread the thermal paste across the CPU.

    • The thermal paste is now replaced.

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Conclusion

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

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