Introduction

You would need to be removing the keyboard to access the heatsink and fan. If you need to, add a new layer of Arctic Silver Thermal Paste.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Remove battery
    • Remove battery

    • Open screen so that it lies flat.

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  2. Starting from the right side of the hinge cover,  use the flat end of the spudger to pry up the hinge cover and gently remove it.
    • Starting from the right side of the hinge cover, use the flat end of the spudger to pry up the hinge cover and gently remove it.

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    • Remove the four M2 x 3-mm screws holding in the keyboard.

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    • Lift keyboard and detach the interface connector.

    • Take extra care when removing and handling the keyboard. The key caps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislocate and would be time-consuming to replace.

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    • Detach screen connector

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    • Remove two screws (5.8mm) located behind the screen.

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    • Remove one screw (8.6 mm) on metal plating.

    • Remove the metal plating

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    • Loosen four screws.

    • These screws are attached to the heat sink and cannot be completely removed.

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    • Disconnect the wire connecting the heatsink to the motherboard.

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    • Slide the heatsink away from the screen and lift.

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Conclusion

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

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