Introduction

This guide will demonstrate removing the computer's processor.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Place the case on its side.
    • Place the case on its side.

    • Locate and remove the two 13.1 mm thumbscrews.

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  2. Slide the side panel towards the back and remove.
    • Slide the side panel towards the back and remove.

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    • Locate the processor's heat sink and fan.

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    • Remove the fan's power cable from the motherboard.

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    • Locate and unscrew the four Phillips #0 screws at the corners of the fan.

    • The screws will not come out completely.

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    • Remove the fan and heat sink.

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    • Gently press down and release the silver lever.

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    • Open the metal casing over the processor.

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    • Gently lift up the processor, holding by the edges only.

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Conclusion

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

Note: For reassembly on step seven, make sure the corner of the processor with the gold triangle is pointing towards the release lever.

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