Starting with the laptop top-down, locate and remove the twelve 1mm Phillips #0 screws securing the back cover to the main body of the computer. Starting with the laptop top-down, locate and remove the twelve 1mm Phillips #0 screws securing the back cover to the main body of the computer.
  • Starting with the laptop top-down, locate and remove the twelve 1mm Phillips #0 screws securing the back cover to the main body of the computer.

Use the Plastic Opening Tools or Metal Spudger to carefully loosen back cover from the body of the computer. Be sure to avoid headphone jack when removing back cover by lifting cover away from computer and up.
  • Use the Plastic Opening Tools or Metal Spudger to carefully loosen back cover from the body of the computer.

  • Be sure to avoid headphone jack when removing back cover by lifting cover away from computer and up.

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Lift off back cover to access inner components of computer.
  • Lift off back cover to access inner components of computer.

Remove the three 1mm Phillips #0 screws surrounding the fan. Loosen the three 1mm Phillips #0 screws. These screws will stay captive to the heatsink.
  • Remove the three 1mm Phillips #0 screws surrounding the fan.

  • Loosen the three 1mm Phillips #0 screws. These screws will stay captive to the heatsink.

Use tweezers to carefully unplug the fan connector. Use tweezers to carefully unplug the fan connector. Use tweezers to carefully unplug the fan connector.
  • Use tweezers to carefully unplug the fan connector.

Use the Plastic Opening Tool to gently remove the heat sink and fan assembly from the computer. Important: Follow the How to Apply Thermal Paste guide to replace the thermal paste before reassembling your device.
  • Use the Plastic Opening Tool to gently remove the heat sink and fan assembly from the computer.

  • Important: Follow the How to Apply Thermal Paste guide to replace the thermal paste before reassembling your device.

Conclusion

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

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