Introduction

This guide will demonstrate removing the computer's processor.

Parts

No parts required.

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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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.
  • Locate the processor's heat sink and fan.

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Remove the fan's power cable from the motherboard.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the fan and heat sink.

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Gently press down and release the silver lever.
  • Gently press down and release the silver lever.

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Open the metal casing over the processor.
  • Open the metal casing over the processor.

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