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Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Thermal Paste Replacement

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  1. Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Thermal Paste Replacement, Opening the back panel: step 1, image 1 of 2 Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Thermal Paste Replacement, Opening the back panel: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew all screws holding the back panel in place and remove the battery.

    • Use a prying tool to release all the clips and remove the panel.

    • Now is a good idea to upgrade the HDD and RAM.

    • Disconnect the second battery.

  2. Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Thermal Paste Replacement, Changing the thermal paste: step 2, image 1 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Thermal Paste Replacement, Changing the thermal paste: step 2, image 2 of 3 Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Thermal Paste Replacement, Changing the thermal paste: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew the 4 screws holding the CPU heatsink and disconnect the fan.

    • Clean the old thermal paste both from the cooler and the CPU. It is best to use isopropyl alcohol and cotton swabs or paper towel, but be careful not to go too hard on the CPU.

    • It is also recommended to use compressed air to remove any dust in the laptop and the fan. You can open it and clean it from the inside.

    • Dont use too much thermal paste, just enough to cover some portion of the pad. If you have a spreader, use it. The thermal paste will apply evenly after you tighten the heatsink.

    • Last, put the heatsink back carefully and tighten the screws in order 1 -> 4 to ensure even pressure. Dont forget to plug in the fan cable.

Conclusion

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

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