Introduction

The heat sink draws heat away from the computer to cool it. The heat sink can often become dirty or need a new application of thermal paste to function properly.

Turn the laptop upside down with the battery compartment facing you.
  • Turn the laptop upside down with the battery compartment facing you.

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Slide the battery release latch to the right and hold in place.
  • Slide the battery release latch to the right and hold in place.

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Lift the front edge of the battery up and remove it from the compartment.
  • Lift the front edge of the battery up and remove it from the compartment.

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Position laptop with heat sink compartment facing you.
  • Position laptop with heat sink compartment facing you.

  • Locate the one 2x5 mm Torx screw.

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Remove the one 2x5 mm Torx screw securing the thermal cover with a #6 Torx screwdriver.
  • Remove the one 2x5 mm Torx screw securing the thermal cover with a #6 Torx screwdriver.

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Lift thermal cover to reveal heat sink. Remove and set aside thermal cover.
  • Lift thermal cover to reveal heat sink.

  • Remove and set aside thermal cover.

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Locate the four screws on each corner of heat sink. Unscrew the four 2x12 mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Locate the four screws on each corner of heat sink.

  • Unscrew the four 2x12 mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Grab sides of heat sink and carefully lift from compartment. Due to adhesive bonding of heat sink to base, wiggling it side to side before lifting might help removal process.
  • Grab sides of heat sink and carefully lift from compartment.

  • Due to adhesive bonding of heat sink to base, wiggling it side to side before lifting might help removal process.

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To reapply thermal paste, check out iFixit's guide here.
  • To reapply thermal paste, check out iFixit's guide here.

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Conclusion

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

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