Introduction

How to replace or upgrade the CPU

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  • Flip the laptop over. Slide the battery release tab to the right.

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  • Lift the battery out.

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Image 1/1: Gently lift power button panel from the right to left.
  • Insert spudger between sysrq and ins keys.

  • Gently lift power button panel from the right to left.

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  • Remove the 5 screws holding the keyboard in place.

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Image 1/2: DO NOT PULL the black cable by the ribbon section; only pull it by the connector itself. Image 2/2: Follow the black ribbon cable to the connector and gently pull straight up.
  • CAUTION: When lifting the keyboard out, do not lift keyboard up. Only fold back along the space bar edge.

  • DO NOT PULL the black cable by the ribbon section; only pull it by the connector itself.

  • Follow the black ribbon cable to the connector and gently pull straight up.

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Image 1/2: Unplug fan from the system and pull it out. The fan unit should slide forward before coming free. Image 2/2: Unplug fan from the system and pull it out. The fan unit should slide forward before coming free.
  • Unscrew the 4 captive screws.

  • Unplug fan from the system and pull it out. The fan unit should slide forward before coming free.

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Image 1/1: When reinstalling ensure proper orientation the yellow arrow on CPU should be in upper left corner
  • Turn screw 1/4 turn to the right.

  • When reinstalling ensure proper orientation the yellow arrow on CPU should be in upper left corner

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Conclusion

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

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