Introduction

The CPU is what makes the computer work. If it is not working properly, the computer may not turn on or work in the way in needs to. This guide will show how to replace the CPU through a series of steps.

Unlock the right tab by sliding it to the right with your finger.
  • Unlock the right tab by sliding it to the right with your finger.

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Hold the left tab to the left using your left hand.
  • Hold the left tab to the left using your left hand.

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Remove the battery by placing your finger in the middle groove and lifting up.
  • Remove the battery by placing your finger in the middle groove and lifting up.

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Remove the 13 Phillips #1 10mm screws from the backside of your computer using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 13 Phillips #1 10mm screws from the backside of your computer using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Remove the two Phillips #1 6mm screws from the backside of your computer using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two Phillips #1 6mm screws from the backside of your computer using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Remove the three 3mm screws from beneath the battery with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 3mm screws from beneath the battery with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Lift up the corner panel and remove it with your hand.
  • Lift up the corner panel and remove it with your hand.

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Unscrew the four Phillips #1 3mm using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the four Phillips #1 3mm using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Unscrew the four 10mm screws around hard drive using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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To remove the hard drive case, first pull the black tab to the right. Then pull the black tab up to remove the case.
  • To remove the hard drive case, first pull the black tab to the right.

  • Then pull the black tab up to remove the case.

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Remove the plastic strip above the "F" keys using the spudger by placing the small end of the spudger under the strip and lifting up. Remove the plastic strip above the "F" keys using the spudger by placing the small end of the spudger under the strip and lifting up. Remove the plastic strip above the "F" keys using the spudger by placing the small end of the spudger under the strip and lifting up.
  • Remove the plastic strip above the "F" keys using the spudger by placing the small end of the spudger under the strip and lifting up.

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Remove the two Phillips #1 3mm screws underneath the plastic strip using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two Phillips #1 3mm screws underneath the plastic strip using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Lift the keyboard up and remove it with your hands.
  • Lift the keyboard up and remove it with your hands.

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Remove the five Phillips #1 10mm screws underneath the keyboard using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the five Phillips #1 10mm screws underneath the keyboard using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Lift up the plastic panel and carefully disconnect the red and white ports. Remove the panel Remove the panel
  • Lift up the plastic panel and carefully disconnect the red and white ports.

  • Remove the panel

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Turn the laptop over so the bottom is facing up
  • Turn the laptop over so the bottom is facing up

  • Then remove the 3mm screw with a #1 screwdriver, located underneath the panel containing the wifi card and RAM

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Turn the laptop back over so the motherboard is facing up
  • Turn the laptop back over so the motherboard is facing up

  • Now slide the optical drive out of the computer by gently pulling it to the right

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Remove the two Phillips #1 3mm screws from the fan using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two Phillips #1 3mm screws from the fan using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Remove the two cables from the fan.
  • Remove the two cables from the fan.

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LIft up on the fan and remove it from the computer. LIft up on the fan and remove it from the computer.
  • LIft up on the fan and remove it from the computer.

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Remove the six 6mm screws from the motherboard with a #1 phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the six 6mm screws from the motherboard with a #1 phillips screwdriver.

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Remove the lone 10mm screw from the motherboard with a phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the lone 10mm screw from the motherboard with a phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Remove the motherboard with your hands by carefully lifting up and pulling out. Remove the motherboard with your hands by carefully lifting up and pulling out.
  • Remove the motherboard with your hands by carefully lifting up and pulling out.

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Remove the four Phillips #1 6mm single coil pickup screws from the cooling unit and remove the cooling unit. Remove the four Phillips #1 6mm single coil pickup screws from the cooling unit and remove the cooling unit.
  • Remove the four Phillips #1 6mm single coil pickup screws from the cooling unit and remove the cooling unit.

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Using a flathead screwdriver, undo the lock on the CPU with a half turn in the counterclockwise direction. Remove the CPU by lifting up on the chip.
  • Using a flathead screwdriver, undo the lock on the CPU with a half turn in the counterclockwise direction.

  • Remove the CPU by lifting up on the chip.

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Conclusion

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

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Just be vary careful with unplugging any connectors. one false step and you could wind up with some more problems.

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