Introduction

This guide will show you how to properly remove and replace the Heat Sinks.

Parts

No parts required.

Unplug and power off the laptop.
  • Unplug and power off the laptop.

  • Opening the inside of the laptop before it is completely off poses safety risk of electric shock.

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Unscrew the two 9.0mm screws holding the battery in place using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the two 9.0mm screws holding the battery in place using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

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Grab the battery and pull it away from the laptop to remove it. This doesn't require a lot of effort, so you don't have to pull too hard.
  • Grab the battery and pull it away from the laptop to remove it.

  • This doesn't require a lot of effort, so you don't have to pull too hard.

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With tools and Fix Kits
Unscrew the 10 9.0 mm screws holding the back panel on using a Phillips head #1 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the 10 9.0 mm screws holding the back panel on using a Phillips head #1 screwdriver.

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Using a metal spudger can damage sensitive components. Insert a metal spudger tool in the seam between the back cover and the laptop itself. Gently run the spudger around the edge to pop the cover off.
  • Using a metal spudger can damage sensitive components.

  • Insert a metal spudger tool in the seam between the back cover and the laptop itself. Gently run the spudger around the edge to pop the cover off.

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Pry up the  back panel from the rest of the laptop using  a spudger. It is best to start around the USB port and work your way around the edge until the panel completely snaps off.
  • Pry up the back panel from the rest of the laptop using a spudger.

  • It is best to start around the USB port and work your way around the edge until the panel completely snaps off.

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Unscrew the  four 5.0 mm screws holding the heat sink in place using #1 Phillips screwdriver. The 5.0 mm screws can unscrew from the laptop, but stay attached to the heat sink.
  • Unscrew the four 5.0 mm screws holding the heat sink in place using #1 Phillips screwdriver.

  • The 5.0 mm screws can unscrew from the laptop, but stay attached to the heat sink.

  • One of the screws is underneath a ribbon. Be sure to gently move the ribbon out of the way first.

  • Be sure to screw the replacement heat sink in the correct way.

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Conclusion

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

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