Introduction

A guide on how to remove the Heat Spreader.

Turn the laptop bottom side up with the rear panel facing forward.
  • Turn the laptop bottom side up with the rear panel facing forward.

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Remove the two T8 Torx screws that secure the LED cover to the base enclosure.
  • Remove the two T8 Torx screws that secure the LED cover to the base enclosure.

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Turn the laptop top side up with the front facing forward. Open the screen.
  • Turn the laptop top side up with the front facing forward. Open the screen.

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Locate the F1 and F2 keys near the top left corner of the keyboard.
  • Locate the F1 and F2 keys near the top left corner of the keyboard.

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While holding the F1 and F2 keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.
  • While holding the F1 and F2 keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.

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Locate the Pause and Scroll keys near the top right corner of the keyboard.
  • Locate the Pause and Scroll keys near the top right corner of the keyboard.

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While holding the Pause and Scroll keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.
  • While holding the Pause and Scroll keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.

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Insert a spudger between the F7 and F8 keys. Lift up to remove the LED cover. Insert a spudger between the F7 and F8 keys. Lift up to remove the LED cover.
  • Insert a spudger between the F7 and F8 keys. Lift up to remove the LED cover.

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Lift the back edge of the keyboard and pull towards the screen.
  • Lift the back edge of the keyboard and pull towards the screen.

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Pull the cable and lift up to release.
  • Pull the cable and lift up to release.

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Remove the keyboard.
  • Remove the keyboard.

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Locate the fan near the top left corner. It has three colored wires: yellow, red, and black.
  • Locate the fan near the top left corner. It has three colored wires: yellow, red, and black.

  • Disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the system board.

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Locate and remove the four screws in the copper plate.
  • Locate and remove the four screws in the copper plate.

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Remove the heat spreader by pulling the whole assembly up out of the computer.
  • Remove the heat spreader by pulling the whole assembly up out of the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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