Introduction

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

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure the computer is turned off, by selecting the start menu and choosing “Shut Down”.
  • 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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Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.
  • Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.

  • Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.

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Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned.
  • 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. Remove the blue shield by sliding it straight upwards.
  • Remove the blue shield by sliding it straight upwards.

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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.
  • 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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