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.

  1. 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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  2. 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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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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