You will need to take out the keyboard as a part of replacing the heat sink. Know the steps to Keyboard Replacement before starting on this.

Turn off your computer! Taking out the battery while it's still on is dangerous!
  • Turn off your computer! Taking out the battery while it's still on is dangerous!

  • Flip the laptop over to the back.

  • Using two hands, push on the tabs while gently taking out the battery.

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Turn off computer before starting.
  • Turn off computer before starting.

  • Flip to the backside of the laptop.

  • Using a Philips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the 5mm screw and take off the shown cover.

  • Using the same screwdriver, unscrew the 8mm screws.

    • The screws may not completely fall out of the laptop, just ensure they are unscrewed as far as they will go.

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  • Flip over the laptop to the top side, and open the laptop.

  • Slide the locking tabs down using a blue plastic opening tool or your fingernail.

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  • Using the plastic prying tool, lift the keyboard gently towards you.

    • Don't take the keyboard completely off because it is still attached with a ribbon cable to the computer.

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  • Pull up on both sides of the black locking tab of the connector.

  • The keyboard should now be free of the computer.

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  • Put a finger under each side of the plastic lock on the ribbon cable and pull up.

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  • Using a flathead screwdriver, get under each plastic hinge cover until they pop.

  • Lift the right edge of plastic strip covering the power button and gently pull it up until the whole strip comes free.

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  • Using two fingers, open the prongs holding the RAM

  • Then slide the RAM out from the socket

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  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the two 7mm screws on the top and bottom of the fan.

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  • Using two fingers, pull out the fan power connector.

  • To take out the fan, lift the bottom of the fan and take it out at an angle.

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  • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the four screws on the copper plate.

    • The screws on the copper plate do not come all the way out.

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  • Rotate the copper plate heat sink to slide it out.

    • Do not force the heat sink because it's easy to damage.

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

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That was easy. Thanks man :)

Florian Kasimir - Reply

благодаря за инструкцията!

kirovr - Reply

Piece of cake ! Thanks. :)

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