Introduction

Repacing an old heat sink will allow for better cooling of the processor. Making your computer run smother and last longer.

Parts

No parts required.

Flip the laptop upside down and remove battery by pressing inward on the two latches holding the battery in. Flip the laptop upside down and remove battery by pressing inward on the two latches holding the battery in.
  • Flip the laptop upside down and remove battery by pressing inward on the two latches holding the battery in.

Unscrew the four (2.5 mm Phillips) screws (Use Phillips #0 Screwdriver). Unscrew the four (2.5 mm Phillips) screws (Use Phillips #0 Screwdriver).
  • Unscrew the four (2.5 mm Phillips) screws (Use Phillips #0 Screwdriver).

Flip laptop over and open it.
  • Flip laptop over and open it.

Slightly push up while lifting up on the power button panel to release the panel.
  • Slightly push up while lifting up on the power button panel to release the panel.

Unscrew the four (2.5 mm Phillips) screws holding the keyboard in (Use Phillips #0 Screwdriver).
  • Unscrew the four (2.5 mm Phillips) screws holding the keyboard in (Use Phillips #0 Screwdriver).

Carefully (holding both sides of the keyboard), push up and lift slightly. Keyboard is still connected via a ribbon cable.
  • Carefully (holding both sides of the keyboard), push up and lift slightly.

  • Keyboard is still connected via a ribbon cable.

  • Move the keyboard slightly to the left to have access to the keyboard ribbon cable.

Use the black spudger to lift the black latch holding the keyboard ribbon cable.
  • Use the black spudger to lift the black latch holding the keyboard ribbon cable.

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Unscrew the three (2.5 mm Phillips) screws holding the bottom touchpad panel.
  • Unscrew the three (2.5 mm Phillips) screws holding the bottom touchpad panel.

Carefully slide the bottom panel to the right.
  • Carefully slide the bottom panel to the right.

  • Keyboard is connected via a wire to the back of the panel.

Flip the bottom touchpad panel directly towards the screen, being sure to not lift it too high.
  • Flip the bottom touchpad panel directly towards the screen, being sure to not lift it too high.

  • Keep an eye on the ZIF connector underneath, make sure it is not pulled accidentally.

Using the black spudger, slightly pry up on the ZIF connector and lift out the wire carefully.
  • Using the black spudger, slightly pry up on the ZIF connector and lift out the wire carefully.

Locate silver holding panel on the left side of the computer.
  • Locate silver holding panel on the left side of the computer.

Unscrew the five silver (2.5 mm Phillips)  screws that are holding the panel in.
  • Unscrew the five silver (2.5 mm Phillips) screws that are holding the panel in.

  • Unscrew the two black (3.0 mm Phillips) screws that are holding the panel in.

Remove holding panel and put aside.
  • Remove holding panel and put aside.

Disconnect the red, black, and blue ribbon cable connector using the black spudger.
  • Disconnect the red, black, and blue ribbon cable connector using the black spudger.

Unscrew the one (2.0 mm Phillips) screw holding in the fan.
  • Unscrew the one (2.0 mm Phillips) screw holding in the fan.

Lift fan up carefully and replace.
  • Lift fan up carefully and replace.

Unscrew the four (2.5 mm Phillips) screws holding the processor heat sink in (located near the center of the laptop)
  • Unscrew the four (2.5 mm Phillips) screws holding the processor heat sink in (located near the center of the laptop)

Lift slightly on the main component of the heat sink and slowly pull in towards the center (to your right) to free the heat sink.
  • Lift slightly on the main component of the heat sink and slowly pull in towards the center (to your right) to free the heat sink.

Conclusion

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

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