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Introduction

The heat sink, along with the fan, helps keep the laptop from overheating. If the heat sink is damaged through be clogged that can’t be removed by the fan or cleaning, then a replacement is necessary to prolong the life and durability of the laptop.

Parts

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  1. Remove the twelve 5 mm  Phillips #1   screws from the back panel.
    • Remove the twelve 5 mm Phillips #1 screws from the back panel.

  2. Pry the back panel open with the plastic spudger or fingernails.
    • Pry the back panel open with the plastic spudger or fingernails.

    • Pry it gently so that the back panel does not crack.

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  4. Remove the three 5 mm screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Remove the three 5 mm screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  5. Pry the heat sink away from the laptop with two hands at both ends and remove it from the device. The heat sink is glued to a gray paste called thermal paste. Do not touch the paste. The heat sink is glued to a gray paste called thermal paste. Do not touch the paste.
    • Pry the heat sink away from the laptop with two hands at both ends and remove it from the device.

    • The heat sink is glued to a gray paste called thermal paste. Do not touch the paste.

Conclusion

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

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