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Introduction

This guide will demonstrate removing the computer's processor.

Parts

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

    • Locate and remove the two 13.1 mm thumbscrews.

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

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. Remove the fan and heat sink.
    • Remove the fan and heat sink.

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

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

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

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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