Introduction

Remove the Battery. Whenever tinkering with electronics, always turn them off and remove all sources of power if possible; otherwise you could hurt yourself or damage your machine irreparably.

Image 1/2: First, slide the latch until you hit resistance. At this point, you have two options. Image 2/2: You can either keep pushing the latch until the battery pops out. . .
  • The latch on this is tricky. Fortunately, it’s the only thing you have to deal with.

  • First, slide the latch until you hit resistance. At this point, you have two options.

  • You can either keep pushing the latch until the battery pops out. . .

  • or you can start prying the battery out while pushing the latch (as shown in the second picture above).

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Image 1/1: Now the battery is out! To put it back, just insert it back in from the same angle you took it out on.
  • Just lift the battery up and out, making sure to lift from the end near the latch.

  • Now the battery is out! To put it back, just insert it back in from the same angle you took it out on.

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Image 1/1: After that, simply lift and pull out the cover panel.
  • Using a T6 screwdriver, unscrew the two indicated 4mm screws to remove the panel.

  • After that, simply lift and pull out the cover panel.

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Image 1/2: It doesn’t matter which order you unscrew them when removing the heat sink. Image 2/2: If you’re removing one of the top or bottom (red) ones for that side last, make sure to use a pair of tweezers to hold the other end so that the bracket doesn’t drop into the laptop.
  • This step can be kind of tricky. Using a PH00 screwdriver, remove the eight indicated screws. The screws in the four corners are 5mm while the four screws on the left and right sides are 3mm.

  • It doesn’t matter which order you unscrew them when removing the heat sink.

  • If you’re removing one of the top or bottom (red) ones for that side last, make sure to use a pair of tweezers to hold the other end so that the bracket doesn’t drop into the laptop.

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Image 1/2: You’ll probably need to wiggle it around a bit, but it should come out easily. Image 2/2: Be careful, however; there will be thermal paste in the middle of the bottom, where it connected to the CPU. If you’re putting in a new heat sink, I recommend cleaning off the CPU and applying a new layer of thermal paste.
  • To remove the heat sink, pull it away from the fan and up.

  • You’ll probably need to wiggle it around a bit, but it should come out easily.

  • Be careful, however; there will be thermal paste in the middle of the bottom, where it connected to the CPU. If you’re putting in a new heat sink, I recommend cleaning off the CPU and applying a new layer of thermal paste.

  • Done! The heat sink is out. Check the conclusion for a little information on putting it back in.

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Conclusion

When re-installing the heat sink, start with one of the top/bottom screws for the bracket, then do the middle two, and then the last top/bottom one. For the last screw, push down on that end of the bracket so the screwholes line up. Otherwise, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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