Introduction

How to replace or upgrade the CPU

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

Lift the battery out.
  • Lift the battery out.

Insert spudger between sysrq and ins keys.
  • 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.
  • Remove the 5 screws holding the keyboard in place.

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.
  • 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.

Unscrew the 4 captive screws. 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.

Turn screw 1/4 turn to the right.
  • Turn screw 1/4 turn to the right.

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

Conclusion

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

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