Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

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

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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

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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

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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

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Disconnect the 2 ribbon cables Disconnect the 2 ribbon cables
  • Disconnect the 2 ribbon cables

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

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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

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unhook and remove the mouse block unhook and remove the mouse block
  • unhook and remove the mouse block

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

  • Unhook fan ribbon cable

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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)

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Conclusion

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

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