Introduction

You may want to replace your processor if it has failed or you are looking to upgrade your existing processor to another compatible CPU.

Make sure that the laptop is shut off before attempting to remove any components from the device. The laptop in this example did not have a battery equipped.
  • Make sure that the laptop is shut off before attempting to remove any components from the device.

  • The laptop in this example did not have a battery equipped.

  • Locate the spring latch on the bottom of the device that will unlatch the battery.

  • Hold the spring latch in the open position with one hand, and support the battery with the other hand.

  • Turn the laptop over and allow the battery to fall out of its holder and into your hand.

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Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to loosen the (2) captive screws from the panel. The captive screws will not come off of the panel. Pull the panel upwards and towards the battery to remove.
  • Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to loosen the (2) captive screws from the panel.

  • The captive screws will not come off of the panel.

  • Pull the panel upwards and towards the battery to remove.

  • Put the panel to the side, exposing the RAM.

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The RAM is held by two spring clips. Pull at the two spring clips and the RAM will move upwards. Keep your fingers on the edge of the chip.
  • The RAM is held by two spring clips. Pull at the two spring clips and the RAM will move upwards.

  • Keep your fingers on the edge of the chip.

  • Only handle the RAM by the sides! Do not touch the circuits or the terminals to avoid contamination!

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Locate and remove (1) 8.5mm JIS 1 screw at the top left corner of the RAM bay. Locate and remove (1) 8.5mm JIS 1 screw at the top left corner of the RAM bay.
  • Locate and remove (1) 8.5mm JIS 1 screw at the top left corner of the RAM bay.

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Carefully pull out the optical drive from its bay. Carefully pull out the optical drive from its bay. Carefully pull out the optical drive from its bay.
  • Carefully pull out the optical drive from its bay.

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Carefully pull off the decorative cover from the front of the optical drive. This decorative cover will be transferred to the new optical drive.
  • Carefully pull off the decorative cover from the front of the optical drive.

  • This decorative cover will be transferred to the new optical drive.

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Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 2mm screws on the drive's anchoring bracket. This bracket will be transferred to the new optical drive. This bracket will be transferred to the new optical drive.
  • Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 2mm screws on the drive's anchoring bracket.

  • This bracket will be transferred to the new optical drive.

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Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 2.5mm screws located on the right side of the RAM bay. Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 2.5mm screws located on the right side of the RAM bay.
  • Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 2.5mm screws located on the right side of the RAM bay.

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Push the hard drive to the right with a spudger to unseat it from its socket while pulling out the hard drive with your other hand. Push the hard drive to the right with a spudger to unseat it from its socket while pulling out the hard drive with your other hand.
  • Push the hard drive to the right with a spudger to unseat it from its socket while pulling out the hard drive with your other hand.

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Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (1) 2.5mm screw attaching the plastic cosmetic cover to the hard drive. Detach the plastic cosmetic cover from the hard drive. This cosmetic cover will be transferred to the new hard drive.
  • Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (1) 2.5mm screw attaching the plastic cosmetic cover to the hard drive.

  • Detach the plastic cosmetic cover from the hard drive.

  • This cosmetic cover will be transferred to the new hard drive.

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Locate the mini card access panel marked with a radio tower emblem on the bottom of the laptop near the battery bay. Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to loosen the captive screw securing the panel to the device. The captive screw will not come off of the panel.
  • Locate the mini card access panel marked with a radio tower emblem on the bottom of the laptop near the battery bay.

  • Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to loosen the captive screw securing the panel to the device.

  • The captive screw will not come off of the panel.

  • Carefully remove the panel by prying it upwards, unlocking it from the tabs that are securing it in place.

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Disconnect the two wires on the mini card by carefully plucking them upwards by the metal contact points at the terminals. Do not pluck the contacts off of the terminals by pulling on the wires, this can damage the cables. Remove (1) 2mm screw from the bottom left corner of the mini card with a JIS 1 screwdriver.
  • Disconnect the two wires on the mini card by carefully plucking them upwards by the metal contact points at the terminals.

  • Do not pluck the contacts off of the terminals by pulling on the wires, this can damage the cables.

  • Remove (1) 2mm screw from the bottom left corner of the mini card with a JIS 1 screwdriver.

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Remove the mini card as it flips upward. Remove the mini card as it flips upward.
  • Remove the mini card as it flips upward.

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Remove two 4.5mm screws with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K" in the optical drive bay. Remove two 4.5mm screws with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K" in the optical drive bay.
  • Remove two 4.5mm screws with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K" in the optical drive bay.

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Remove (2) 4.5mm screws with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K"in the hard drive bay. Remove (2) 4.5mm screws with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K"in the hard drive bay.
  • Remove (2) 4.5mm screws with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K"in the hard drive bay.

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Remove (2) 4.5mm screws with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K" near Battery Remove (2) 4.5mm screws with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K" near Battery
  • Remove (2) 4.5mm screws with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K" near Battery

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Remove (1) 7.5mm screw with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K" in the RAM bay. Remove (1) 7.5mm screw with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K" in the RAM bay.
  • Remove (1) 7.5mm screw with JIS 1 screwdriver marked by the letter "K" in the RAM bay.

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Open the display to provide room for the palm rest to come out. In the hard drive bay, push the "push" pad to lift up the palm rest. In the hard drive bay, push the "push" pad to lift up the palm rest.
  • Open the display to provide room for the palm rest to come out.

  • In the hard drive bay, push the "push" pad to lift up the palm rest.

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Disconnect the track pad cable by flipping up the gray clamp and lifting the cable up. Disconnect the track pad cable by flipping up the gray clamp and lifting the cable up. Disconnect the track pad cable by flipping up the gray clamp and lifting the cable up.
  • Disconnect the track pad cable by flipping up the gray clamp and lifting the cable up.

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Disconnect the status bar cable by pulling the pin connector upward. Finish lifting up the palm rest.
  • Disconnect the status bar cable by pulling the pin connector upward.

  • Finish lifting up the palm rest.

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Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 2.5mm screws located near the top of the keyboard. Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 2.5mm screws located near the top of the keyboard.
  • Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 2.5mm screws located near the top of the keyboard.

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Disconnect the keyboard's ribbon cable marked "A" by pushing out the two black tabs towards the ribbon cable. Remove the cable from its connection terminal by sliding it out. Finish lifting up the keyboard and set it to the side. Remove the cable from its connection terminal by sliding it out. Finish lifting up the keyboard and set it to the side.
  • Disconnect the keyboard's ribbon cable marked "A" by pushing out the two black tabs towards the ribbon cable.

  • Remove the cable from its connection terminal by sliding it out. Finish lifting up the keyboard and set it to the side.

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Disconnect the display ribbon cable by pulling the cable to the right by its sheathed plastic connector. Disconnect the display ribbon cable by pulling the cable to the right by its sheathed plastic connector.
  • Disconnect the display ribbon cable by pulling the cable to the right by its sheathed plastic connector.

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Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 7mm screws on the underside of the laptop near the battery bay. Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 7mm screws on the underside of the laptop near the battery bay. Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 7mm screws on the underside of the laptop near the battery bay.
  • Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (2) 7mm screws on the underside of the laptop near the battery bay.

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Remove (2) 4mm screws with a JIS 1 screwdriver that are holding down the right side display anchor. Be careful not to puncture the speaker membranes with the screwdriver. Be careful not to puncture the speaker membranes with the screwdriver.
  • Remove (2) 4mm screws with a JIS 1 screwdriver that are holding down the right side display anchor.

  • Be careful not to puncture the speaker membranes with the screwdriver.

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Remove (2) 4mm screws with a JIS 1 screwdriver that are holding down the left side display anchor. Remove (2) 4mm screws with a JIS 1 screwdriver that are holding down the left side display anchor. Remove (2) 4mm screws with a JIS 1 screwdriver that are holding down the left side display anchor.
  • Remove (2) 4mm screws with a JIS 1 screwdriver that are holding down the left side display anchor.

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Lift the display assembly up and off of the main body of the laptop.
  • Lift the display assembly up and off of the main body of the laptop.

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Disconnect the cooling fan cable. Disconnect the speaker power cable. Disconnect the speaker power cable.
  • Disconnect the cooling fan cable.

  • Disconnect the speaker power cable.

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Remove (2) 15 mm screws located on top left and right corners on either side of the battery bay using a JIS 1 screwdriver. Remove (2) 2mm screws located in the  battery bay using a JIS 1 screwdriver. Remove (2) 2mm screws located in the  battery bay using a JIS 1 screwdriver.
  • Remove (2) 15 mm screws located on top left and right corners on either side of the battery bay using a JIS 1 screwdriver.

  • Remove (2) 2mm screws located in the battery bay using a JIS 1 screwdriver.

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Flip the laptop over. Remove (8) 4mm screws marked with the letter "B" with a JIS 1 screwdriver.
  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Remove (8) 4mm screws marked with the letter "B" with a JIS 1 screwdriver.

  • Remove (1) 7mm screw marked with the letter "B" with a JIS 1 screwdriver.

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Separate the bottom cover from the top cover with plastic prying tool and finish lifting the bottom cover off. Separate the bottom cover from the top cover with plastic prying tool and finish lifting the bottom cover off. Separate the bottom cover from the top cover with plastic prying tool and finish lifting the bottom cover off.
  • Separate the bottom cover from the top cover with plastic prying tool and finish lifting the bottom cover off.

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Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (1) 4mm screw on the cooling fan assembly. Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (1) 4mm screw on the cooling fan assembly.
  • Use a JIS 1 screwdriver to remove (1) 4mm screw on the cooling fan assembly.

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Locate the (5) captive screws that hold down the heat sink assembly to the central processing unit and the graphics processing unit. The captive screws are marked 1-5 in consecutive order, and they will not come off of the heat sink when loosened.
  • Locate the (5) captive screws that hold down the heat sink assembly to the central processing unit and the graphics processing unit.

  • The captive screws are marked 1-5 in consecutive order, and they will not come off of the heat sink when loosened.

  • Unscrew captive screw #1 with a JIS 1 screwdriver for one or two turns and move onto the next screw (#2) and so on, in consecutive order.

  • Continue to slowly loop around the 5 captive screws in order, only loosening the screws one or two turns each time until all screws are completely retracted.

  • Do not loosen any captive screw fully without moving to the other screws first! This can bend the heat sink assembly and possibly damage the processors.

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Carefully pull the heat sink assembly upwards off of the motherboard after all the captive screws have been loosened fully. Clean off any existing thermal paste from the mating surfaces (CPU, GPU, and the heat-sink itself) and apply new thermal paste, before putting the heat sink back on later.
  • Carefully pull the heat sink assembly upwards off of the motherboard after all the captive screws have been loosened fully.

  • Clean off any existing thermal paste from the mating surfaces (CPU, GPU, and the heat-sink itself) and apply new thermal paste, before putting the heat sink back on later.

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Remove (2) 2mm screws on the sides of the cooling fan with a #00 Phillips screwdriver. Remove (2) 2mm screws on the sides of the cooling fan with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove (2) 2mm screws on the sides of the cooling fan with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Remove the cooling fan from the heat sink assembly by pulling it upward. Remove the cooling fan from the heat sink assembly by pulling it upward.
  • Remove the cooling fan from the heat sink assembly by pulling it upward.

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Locate the CPU locking screw on the processor socket. Use a #4 Flathead screwdriver and turn the locking screw counter-clockwise until it stops. Lift the processor out of its socket carefully to avoid damaging the pins underneath.
  • Locate the CPU locking screw on the processor socket.

  • Use a #4 Flathead screwdriver and turn the locking screw counter-clockwise until it stops.

  • Lift the processor out of its socket carefully to avoid damaging the pins underneath.

  • Only handle the processor by the sides of the component to avoid contaminating or damaging it.

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Conclusion

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

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