Introduction

How to disassemble the laptop and replace the cooling / fan system.

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Video Overview

Switch off the laptop and remove the battery.
  • Switch off the laptop and remove the battery.

The Keyboard is held by 5x locking clips. Pick up a little the one side of the Keyboard and start opening the clips one by one. Disconnect the Keyboard flex cable from the mother board and remove the KB.
  • The Keyboard is held by 5x locking clips.

  • Pick up a little the one side of the Keyboard and start opening the clips one by one.

  • Disconnect the Keyboard flex cable from the mother board and remove the KB.

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Remove 3x Philips screws. Disconnect the two small flex cables:
  • Remove 3x Philips screws.

  • Disconnect the two small flex cables:

    • Power On button flex cable

    • Touch pad flex cable

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Unscrew the two Philips screws and remove the HDD / RAM Cover. Remove three screws securing the hard drive caddy (hard drive assembly). Slide the hard drive assembly to the left to disconnect it from the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the two Philips screws and remove the HDD / RAM Cover.

  • Remove three screws securing the hard drive caddy (hard drive assembly).

  • Slide the hard drive assembly to the left to disconnect it from the motherboard.

Disconnect the two coaxial antenna cables from the Wi-Fi card. Remove any Memory or Dummy card.
  • Disconnect the two coaxial antenna cables from the Wi-Fi card.

  • Remove any Memory or Dummy card.

The bottom cover is held by 10x Phillips screws. Remove them. With a plastic tool separate the Upper cover and remove it. With a plastic tool separate the Upper cover and remove it.
  • The bottom cover is held by 10x Phillips screws. Remove them.

  • With a plastic tool separate the Upper cover and remove it.

Disconnect: The Microphone cable The LCD Display flex cable
  • Disconnect:

    • The Microphone cable

    • The LCD Display flex cable

  • Remove 3x Pillips screws.

  • Lift the board first from the right edge.

  • There is another one cable, from the DC connector, connected to the underside of main board. We should spun the the board to disconnect the DC connector cable.

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Disconnect the Fan cable from the Motherboard. Remove the screws (4x Phillips screws) that hold the cooling system to the Motherboard CPU Cooling System - Cooling Heatsink and Fan.
  • Disconnect the Fan cable from the Motherboard.

  • Remove the screws (4x Phillips screws) that hold the cooling system to the Motherboard

  • CPU Cooling System - Cooling Heatsink and Fan.

  • Remove the Cooling System carefully, if you don't want to break the CPU.

  • Before installing the new Cooling System, clean the CPU and put new thermal compound / paste.

Conclusion

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

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