Introduction

Make sure you have completed the keyboard replacement guide and the top cover removal guide.

A defective heat sink can cause your laptop's CPU to overheat. This guide will show you how to correctly replace the heat sink for your HP Folio 13t-1000.

  1. Use an antistatic wrist wrap, or periodically touch unpainted metal to minimize the risk of damaging the laptop by electrostatic shock.
    • Use an antistatic wrist wrap, or periodically touch unpainted metal to minimize the risk of damaging the laptop by electrostatic shock.

    • Use a PH1 screw head to remove the 16, 6mm screws from the bottom case housing of the laptop.

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  2. This step requires unlocking the very fragile plastic clips along the frame; take care not to damage them.
    • This step requires unlocking the very fragile plastic clips along the frame; take care not to damage them.

    • Slide the spudger with a twisting motion along the entire perimeter of the laptop until the top cover is separated from the frame of the device.

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    • Using the flat portion of the plastic spudger, push the corner of the black surface until the first clip unlocks.

    • The top right corner of the keyboard should now be sticking out slightly.

    • Repeat the same process for the top left corner.

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    • Slide the keyboard up and towards the screen just enough to separate the keyboard from the top cover.

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    • To unlock the clamps connected to the motherboard, use your fingers or insert the pointed edge of the spudger between the first clamp and the cable.

    • Repeat the same process for the second clamp.

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    • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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    • Place your finger between one of the plastic clamps and the cable and apply a slight leveraging force until the clamp pops up.

    • Do the same for the second connection.

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    • Remove the top hardware cover.

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    • Use a PH1 screw head to take out the four, 2mm screws.

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    • Remove the heatsink with you fingers and replace it with a new heatsink.

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Conclusion

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

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