Introduction

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

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

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Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it. Pull out the battery.
  • Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it.

  • Pull out the battery.

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Begin by turning the laptop upside down with the handle towards you.
  • 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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Remove the panel and set it aside.
  • 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.
  • 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. Use a plastic opening tool to release, but NOT remove, the back cover because it is sealed with adhesive.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to release, but NOT remove, the back cover because it is sealed with adhesive.

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Be careful when lifting the cover as you may damage some connections.
  • 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.
  • Now the back cover should be off and you can access the inside of the casing.

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Locate the heat sink on the underside of the back cover.
  • Locate the heat sink on the underside of the back cover.

    • It is the U shaped metallic piece.

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Remove the four screws with a Phillips size 1 screwdriver.
  • 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.
  • 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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