1. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

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

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

    • pry up the 2 side points to release the joints

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

    • unhook the keyboard

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

    • Disconnect the 2 ribbon cables

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

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

    • unhook and remove the mouse block

    • Remove heatsink and fan screws

    • Unhook fan ribbon cable

    • 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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