Introduction

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. Flip to the backside of the laptop. Using a Philips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the 5mm screw and take off the shown cover.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Lift the right edge of plastic strip covering the power button and gently pull it up until the whole strip comes free.
  • 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
  • Using two fingers, open the prongs holding the RAM

  • Slide the RAM out

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

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Using two fingers, pull out the fan power connector. Take the fan out, lift the bottom and take it out at an angle. Take the fan out, lift the bottom and take it out at an angle.
  • Using two fingers, pull out the fan power connector.

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

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

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

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Rotate the copper plate heat sink to slide it out. Do not force the heat sink out because it is very easy to damage.
  • Rotate the copper plate heat sink to slide it out.

    • Do not force the heat sink out because it is very easy to damage.

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Conclusion

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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