Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the CPU heat sink.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.
  • Make sure the computer is turned off, by selecting the start menu and choosing “Shut Down”.

  • Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.

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Image 1/1: Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.
  • Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.

  • Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.

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Image 1/1: Lift panel case off computer.
  • Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned.

  • Lift panel case off computer.

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  • Remove the blue shield by sliding it straight upwards.

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Image 1/3: Slide the CPU heat sink from under the clip and pull upward. Image 2/3: You may need to twist the CPU heat sink side to side to free it from the thermal paste. Image 3/3: You may need to twist the CPU heat sink side to side to free it from the thermal paste.
  • Pull back on the tab nearest to the front case fan.

  • Slide the CPU heat sink from under the clip and pull upward.

  • You may need to twist the CPU heat sink side to side to free it from the thermal paste.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Don't forget to reapply thermal compound when reinstalling the heat sink.

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