Introduction

The heat sink transfers excess thermal energy away from the CPU to the fan and cooling system in order to protect the CPU's delicate components.

Image 1/2: Apply a lot of pressure to prevent the screws from stripping. Image 2/2: Make sure to turn off the computer first!
  • Remove all twelve 6 mm long screws on the back of the laptop with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Apply a lot of pressure to prevent the screws from stripping.

    • Make sure to turn off the computer first!

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  • Pull off the back cover of the laptop. It should come off easily.

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  • Remove all six 7mm screws from the heat sink using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Take note of the gray thermal paste on the back of the heat sink. Image 2/2: Refer to the [guide|744|iFixit Applying Thermal Paste Guide] when replacing your heat sink.

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Conclusion

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

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