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With the battery facing towards you, slide the latch to the right.
  • With the battery facing towards you, slide the latch to the right.

  • Grab the battery as it lifts out of the laptop.

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Remove the three M2.5x5 Philips screws securing the keyboard. Remove the memory cover. Remove the single remaining M2.5x5 Philips screw securing the keyboard.
  • Remove the three M2.5x5 Philips screws securing the keyboard.

  • Remove the memory cover.

  • Remove the single remaining M2.5x5 Philips screw securing the keyboard.

  • Flip the laptop right side-up, and open the screen.

  • Pop each keyboard clip with a spudger, pulling up on the keyboard as you do it. Try not to pry, but rather move the clips, or else you risk damaging the palmrest.

  • Undo the keyboard connector clip, and remove the cable.

  • Remove the single screw that was hidden under the keyboard.

  • Also undo every other visible connector, that being the power button, touchpad, and touchpad button connectors.

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Remove the hard drive cover, and then remove the three screws hidden underneath it.
  • Remove the hard drive cover, and then remove the three screws hidden underneath it.

  • Remove the hard drive, and remove the single hidden M2.5x5 screw under it. Also remove the connector that connects the SATA connector (so many connections!) to the motherboard.

  • Remove the eight M2.5x5 Philips screws securing the palmrest.

  • Remove the two long Philips screws securing the palmrest.

  • Remove the four remaining Philips screws securing the palmrest.

  • Remove the wireless card.

  • Also remove the DC jack connector.

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Remove all connectors from the motherboard.
  • Remove all connectors from the motherboard.

  • Remove the three M2.5x5 screws from the left speaker, and remove the speaker.

  • After removing the speaker, remove the single screw securing the left hinge to the base.

  • Remove the single screw securing the motherboard to the base.

  • Lift the motherboard up and out.

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Remove the four captive Philips screws securing the cooler to the motherboard. You're done!
  • Remove the four captive Philips screws securing the cooler to the motherboard. You're done!

  • Be sure to use alcohol to clean the thermal paste, and then apply new thermal paste.

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Conclusion

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

Joseph Sctbunio

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