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  1. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

  2. unscrew the 4 screws, purple arrow
    • unscrew the 4 screws, purple arrow

  3. use a screwdriver to press in the 2 slots to unlock the keyboard hooks use a screwdriver to press in the 2 slots to unlock the keyboard hooks use a screwdriver to press in the 2 slots to unlock the keyboard hooks
    • use a screwdriver to press in the 2 slots to unlock the keyboard hooks

  4. pry up the 2 side points to release the joints Using a flat opening tool, unclip the keyboard along the perimeter Using a flat opening tool, unclip the keyboard along the perimeter
    • pry up the 2 side points to release the joints

    • Using a flat opening tool, unclip the keyboard along the perimeter

  5. unhook the keyboard Disconnect the ribbon cable by opening the 2 black side latches Disconnect the ribbon cable by opening the 2 black side latches
    • unhook the keyboard

    • Disconnect the ribbon cable by opening the 2 black side latches

  6. Disconnect the 2 ribbon cables Disconnect the 2 ribbon cables
    • Disconnect the 2 ribbon cables

  7. remove the screws, including the one under the yellow sticker
    • remove the screws, including the one under the yellow sticker

  8. Pry in the 2 points. Using a flat tool release the trackpad block along the perimeter Pry in the 2 points. Using a flat tool release the trackpad block along the perimeter Pry in the 2 points. Using a flat tool release the trackpad block along the perimeter
    • Pry in the 2 points. Using a flat tool release the trackpad block along the perimeter

  9. unhook and remove the mouse block unhook and remove the mouse block
    • unhook and remove the mouse block

  10. Remove heatsink and fan screws Unhook fan ribbon cable
    • Remove heatsink and fan screws

    • Unhook fan ribbon cable

  11. carefully clean the old Arctic cooling paste on the processor and heatsink before reassembling put some new Arctic paste To replace or remove HDD, unhook the 2 ribbon cables (purple arrow). Remove 2 screws (yellow arrow)
    • carefully clean the old Arctic cooling paste on the processor and heatsink

    • before reassembling put some new Arctic paste

    • To replace or remove HDD, unhook the 2 ribbon cables (purple arrow). Remove 2 screws (yellow arrow)

Conclusion

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

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