Introduction

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, E530c - how to replace / upgrade the Processor.

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Video Overview

  1. Switch-off the Laptop and remove the battery.
    • Switch-off the Laptop and remove the battery.

    • The HDD/Memory Cover is held by 3x Phillips screws. Remove them.

    • Remove the Cover.

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  2. Disconnect the Fan cable.
    • Disconnect the Fan cable.

    • Remove the 2x screws from the Fan module.

    • Unscrew 4x screws around the processor.

    • Carefully lift the Cooling System.

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    • Use a lint-free cloth and isopropyl alcohol to clean the old thermal compound.

    • If the thermal compound is solidified, you can use a flat end of any plastic tool to scrape it off.

    • Separate the Fan from the Heat-sink.

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    • Use a soft anti static brush and clean the Heat-sink on the inside.

    • Before installing a new Cooling System or reinstalling the old one, you must clean the processor from the old thermal compound and put a new one.

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    • Clean the old thermal compound. Use a lint-free cloth and isopropyl alcohol to clean the old thermal compound.

    • If the thermal compound is solidified, you can use a flat end of any plastic tool to scrape it off.

    • To remove the Processor, turn the CPU socket screw 90 degrees to open the socket.

    • Lift the Processor from the socket.

    • Be careful to lift straight up without bending the CPU pins.

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    • Before you place the new Processor, be sure the socket screw is in the open position.

    • Delicately place the Processor into the socket.

    • Close the socket with the socket screw.

    • Put thermal compound on the processor surface and carefully install back the Cooling system.

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Conclusion

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

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Bonjour, peut-on remplacer le CPU par n'importe quel autre plus puissant, ou y a-t-il des restrictions ?

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