Parts

No parts required.

Lay the computer down on its side as shown.
  • Lay the computer down on its side as shown.

  • Remove the two 14mm screws shown. The screws are loose enough to unscrew with your hands.

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Gently slide the side panel straight back and remove from the computer.
  • Gently slide the side panel straight back and remove from the computer.

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With your hands remove the 14mm screw that holds the cover on the back panel.
  • With your hands remove the 14mm screw that holds the cover on the back panel.

  • Gently pull the flap back to expose the T.V. Tuner screw.

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Use the Phillips #2 to remove the 8mm screw that holds the T.V. Tuner in place.
  • Use the Phillips #2 to remove the 8mm screw that holds the T.V. Tuner in place.

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With moderate force, pull straight up on the chip to remove it from the computer.
  • With moderate force, pull straight up on the chip to remove it from the computer.

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Push down on the white clips on both sides of the memory module to release it.
  • Push down on the white clips on both sides of the memory module to release it.

  • Gently pull up on the memory module to remove it from the unit.

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Using the Phillips #00 Precision screwdriver, unscrew the four 12mm screws that hold the fan in place.
  • Using the Phillips #00 Precision screwdriver, unscrew the four 12mm screws that hold the fan in place.

  • Be careful not to strip the screws.

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Unplug the fan from the motherboard by gently pulling out the single plug. Then lift the fan up and out of the computer.
  • Unplug the fan from the motherboard by gently pulling out the single plug. Then lift the fan up and out of the computer.

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Loosen the four screws that hold the heat sink in place using a Phillips #2 screwdriver.
  • Loosen the four screws that hold the heat sink in place using a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

  • The screws do not come all the way out of the heat sink

  • Pull the heat sink straight up to remove it.

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Remove the 2 8mm screws holding the CPU cover using a Torx #20 screwdriver. Remove the 11 mm screw using a Torx #20 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 2 8mm screws holding the CPU cover using a Torx #20 screwdriver.

  • Remove the 11 mm screw using a Torx #20 screwdriver.

  • Remove the cover and remove the CPU by gently pulling upward.

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Unplug all cords attached to the motherboard. The largest connection requires a significant amount of force to be removed. The largest connection requires a significant amount of force to be removed.
  • Unplug all cords attached to the motherboard.

  • The largest connection requires a significant amount of force to be removed.

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Remove all 6 8mm screws attaching the motherboard to the base of the tower using a Phillips #2 screwdriver. Gently pull the motherboard from the unit.
  • Remove all 6 8mm screws attaching the motherboard to the base of the tower using a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

  • Gently pull the motherboard from the unit.

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Conclusion

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

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