Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Turn the laptop over to its back.
  • 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.

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  • Slide the battery out of the battery bay.

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Image 1/1: The screws are connected to the base cover by a washer anddo not remove from the base cover.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: These screws are held in place by a washer so you should not be able to completely remove the screws.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: Remove the CPU by pulling straight upward and away from the laptop.
  • 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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