Introduction

hello all , i will show you how to replace/ fix the CPU cooler. for this we will pull the laptop apart.

enjoy.

like you see the screen is already removed. close the lid and turn the device around. remove the battery.
  • like you see the screen is already removed.

  • close the lid and turn the device around.

  • remove the battery.

  • before we will remove all the screws and other parts : like always , make a plan , scetch the laptop , tape the screws to the map you draw. Or use a magentic project map.

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remove the 2 screws of the HDD  compartment slide the plastic plate towards you and put it aside. now you see the HDD. you can remove the HDD by pulling the plastic clip to the left.
  • remove the 2 screws of the HDD compartment

  • slide the plastic plate towards you and put it aside.

  • now you see the HDD. you can remove the HDD by pulling the plastic clip to the left.

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now we will remove the RAM. remove the plastic plate. remove the RAM module.
  • now we will remove the RAM.

  • remove the plastic plate.

  • remove the RAM module.

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In this step we will remove the DVD/rw player. remove the screw ( in the black plastic you'll see 3 dots in a row) i made a red circkle around it. after removing the screw you can remove the DVD , using a spudger and slide it to the left.
  • In this step we will remove the DVD/rw player.

  • remove the screw ( in the black plastic you'll see 3 dots in a row) i made a red circkle around it.

  • after removing the screw you can remove the DVD , using a spudger and slide it to the left.

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now we will remove the other screws of the laptop. again: make ( or draw) a plan , so afterwarts it's easier to put the laptop togheter.
  • now we will remove the other screws of the laptop.

  • again: make ( or draw) a plan , so afterwarts it's easier to put the laptop togheter.

  • first the bottom...

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now the other sides of the laptop. remove all the screws
  • now the other sides of the laptop.

  • remove all the screws

  • don't forget the 2 black screws in the battery compartment.

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now, after removing all the screws, we wille open the bottom plate of the laptop. use a spudger, or a spudger and the isesamo , to open the laptop. but be carefull slide the spudger/isesamo, you will hear clicks ...
  • now, after removing all the screws, we wille open the bottom plate of the laptop.

  • use a spudger, or a spudger and the isesamo , to open the laptop. but be carefull

  • slide the spudger/isesamo, you will hear clicks ...

  • then , gently pull the bottomplate towards you. see picture 3

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after removing the bottomplate you'll see the motherboard or mainboard ( in Belgium and the Netherlands we call it a motherboard.) we will remove the connectors and cable's from the mainboard. 2th picture : in green you'll see the DC jack power connector. gently remove it.
  • after removing the bottomplate you'll see the motherboard or mainboard ( in Belgium and the Netherlands we call it a motherboard.)

  • we will remove the connectors and cable's from the mainboard.

  • 2th picture : in green you'll see the DC jack power connector. gently remove it.

  • in the same picture you see the screen connector ( in red) gently remove it.

  • i used a special tweezer to remove the DC jack power cable connector. like you see in the 3th picture.

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now we will remove the wifi PCIe card and the cable's , together with the audio cable connector. first remove the grey and black cable ( antenna's ) use just a flat screwdriver or spudger or... ( it will just click off..) circkled in red.
  • now we will remove the wifi PCIe card and the cable's , together with the audio cable connector.

  • first remove the grey and black cable ( antenna's ) use just a flat screwdriver or spudger or... ( it will just click off..) circkled in red.

  • now remove the black screw , if you unscrew it, the pci e card will come towards you.

  • remove the card by pulling it out.

  • remove the audio cable's connector. i used a dentist picking tool. you can use a thick tweezer or a nose pliers ( small one).

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in this step we will remove the keyboard and the connector. first use the isesamo to remove the keyboard by pulling it towards you .. gently loosen up the connector. I use a dental picking tool to click the plastic holder up and then gently remove the cable.
  • in this step we will remove the keyboard and the connector.

  • first use the isesamo to remove the keyboard by pulling it towards you ..

  • gently loosen up the connector. I use a dental picking tool to click the plastic holder up and then gently remove the cable.

  • the plastic clip (holder) is removable .. so watch out you dont loose it.

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now remove ( gently) the other connectors of the mousepad and the poweboard (PCB) as i said earlier, use a dental pick to loose the plastic holder of the connector.
  • now remove ( gently) the other connectors of the mousepad and the poweboard (PCB)

  • as i said earlier, use a dental pick to loose the plastic holder of the connector.

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now we will remove the last cable, before removing the mainboard or motherboard. be carefull when removing the cable , its attached tot the plastic. gently pry the cable away of the plastic. remove the cable from the connector.
  • now we will remove the last cable, before removing the mainboard or motherboard.

  • be carefull when removing the cable , its attached tot the plastic. gently pry the cable away of the plastic.

  • remove the cable from the connector.

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now we can remove the mainboard. first remove the screws. as shown in the 3 pictures. take the mainboard out and put it apart.
  • now we can remove the mainboard.

  • first remove the screws. as shown in the 3 pictures.

  • take the mainboard out and put it apart.

  • in the next step we will work with the mainboard, so put al the plastic at the side.

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in this step we will remove the CPU cooler. remove all the screws as shown in the picture. only remove the screws of the coller , not the fan. (yet)
  • in this step we will remove the CPU cooler.

  • remove all the screws as shown in the picture.

  • only remove the screws of the coller , not the fan. (yet)

  • remove the yellow tape on the wires and mainboard.

  • unplug the connector, and remove the CPU cooler from the mainboard.

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after removing the CPU cooler, use a power duster ( air duster) to blow the dust out of the cooler. my CPU cooler was broke ( a little plastic piece broke off...) so the computer was always rebooting cause the cpu could not cool down. ( you will see the plastic piece in the first picture.)
  • after removing the CPU cooler, use a power duster ( air duster) to blow the dust out of the cooler.

  • my CPU cooler was broke ( a little plastic piece broke off...) so the computer was always rebooting cause the cpu could not cool down. ( you will see the plastic piece in the first picture.)

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put some new liquid thermal paste on the CPU. put the new cpu cooler on the mainboard and put everything together again.
  • put some new liquid thermal paste on the CPU.

  • put the new cpu cooler on the mainboard and put everything together again.

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Conclusion

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

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Kevin D

Member since: 05/02/2014

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Thank you!

I couldn't turn on my laptop.

I thought that the solution is to take out the BIOS battery so I needed to open it.

Your tutorial helped to achieve my goal.

And YES, at least in my case, after digging on net ant all kind of solutions found there, now it's working again!

Sorin Traian Lupascu - Reply

My pleasure to help people :)

thanks

Kind regards

Kevin

Kevin D - Reply

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