Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to show how to properly remove and replace the heat sink.

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  • Locate the bay door for the battery on the left side of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Pull out the battery. Image 2/2: Pull out the battery.
  • Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it.

  • Pull out the battery.

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Image 1/1: Use a Phillips size 0 screwdriver to remove the 4 screws holding down the ram cover.
  • Begin by turning the laptop upside down with the handle towards you.

  • Use a Phillips size 0 screwdriver to remove the 4 screws holding down the ram cover.

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Image 1/1: Use a Phillips size 0 screwdriver to remove these 8 small screws.
  • Remove the panel and set it aside.

  • Use a Phillips size 0 screwdriver to remove these 8 small screws.

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  • Use a Phillips size 1 screwdriver to remove the remaining 8 screws.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to release, but NOT remove, the back cover because it is sealed with adhesive.

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Image 1/1: Slowly lift the cover so that you can disconnect the red and white wires connecting the speaker to the sound card.
  • Be careful when lifting the cover as you may damage some connections.

  • Slowly lift the cover so that you can disconnect the red and white wires connecting the speaker to the sound card.

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  • Now the back cover should be off and you can access the inside of the casing.

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Image 1/1: It is the U shaped metallic piece.
  • Locate the heat sink on the underside of the back cover.

    • It is the U shaped metallic piece.

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Image 1/1: One on each of the ends
  • Remove the four screws with a Phillips size 1 screwdriver.

    • One on each of the ends

    • Two on the base of the U shape

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  • Being careful not to lose the brackets at the ends of the heat sink, lift it up and out.

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Conclusion

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

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