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  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Be sure to avoid headphone jack when removing back cover by lifting cover away from computer and up. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/2: Loosen the three 1mm Phillips #0 screws. These screws will stay captive to the heatsink. Image 2/2: 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.

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  • Use tweezers to carefully unplug the fan connector.

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Image 1/2: '''Important''': Follow the [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+to+Apply+Thermal+Paste/744|How to Apply Thermal Paste|new_window=true] guide to replace the thermal paste before reassembling your device. Image 2/2: '''Important''': Follow the [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+to+Apply+Thermal+Paste/744|How to Apply Thermal Paste|new_window=true] 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.

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Conclusion

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

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