Introduction

This guide will be utilized mainly if your CPU has gone bad and your laptop is essentially nonfunctional.

Before attempting to remove the battery ensure that the laptop is disconnected from all power sources and turned off.
  • Before attempting to remove the battery ensure that the laptop is disconnected from all power sources and turned off.

  • Turn the laptop over to its back.

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Slide the release latch while simultaneously pulling backwards on the battery.
  • Slide the release latch while simultaneously pulling backwards on the battery.

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Slide the battery out of the battery bay.
  • Slide the battery out of the battery bay.

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Unscrew the four screws (3mm Phillips #1) that hold the base cover in place.
  • Unscrew the four screws (3mm Phillips #1) that hold the base cover in place.

  • The screws are connected to the base cover by a washer anddo not remove from the base cover.

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Carefully lift the base cover vertically away from the laptop. Carefully lift the base cover vertically away from the laptop.
  • Carefully lift the base cover vertically away from the laptop.

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Loosen the 5 screws (4mm, Phillips #1) that secure the CPU Heat Sink to the motherboard.
  • Loosen the 5 screws (4mm, Phillips #1) that secure the CPU Heat Sink to the motherboard.

  • These screws are held in place by a washer so you should not be able to completely remove the screws.

My fifth screw, (the one towards the bottom), won't unscrew. Anybody that can help?

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Pull up on the Heat Sink unit to remove it.
  • Pull up on the Heat Sink unit to remove it.

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Using a flathead screwdriver, rotate the locking mechanism counterclockwise to the unlocked position.
  • Using a flathead screwdriver, rotate the locking mechanism counterclockwise to the unlocked position.

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The CPU is very fragile and has thin pins.
  • The CPU is very fragile and has thin pins.

  • Remove the CPU by pulling straight upward and away from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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