Image 1/1: Turn the laptop over
  • Make sure that the laptop is off and unplugged.

  • Turn the laptop over

  • Slide back the left lock, you should here a click when it is successfully locked back.

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Image 1/1: Hold back the spring slide and pull the battery out.
  • Rotate the laptop 180 degrees so that the battery is near you.

  • Hold back the spring slide and pull the battery out.

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Image 1/3: Use the plastic opening tool to pry the black plastic insert upward. The insert can be found at the top of the keyboard. Image 2/3: Once the insert is loose, carefully remove it from the device. Image 3/3: Once the insert is loose, carefully remove it from the device.
  • Situate the laptop so that it is open and the display is facing you.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the black plastic insert upward. The insert can be found at the top of the keyboard.

    • Once the insert is loose, carefully remove it from the device.

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  • Using #1 Phillips Screwdriver, remove both of the 5 mm screws that are located beneath the insert.

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Image 1/2: Once the keys are off, gently remove the keyboard. Be careful of the ribbon cable that still connects the keyboard to motherboard. Image 2/2: Once the keys are off, gently remove the keyboard. Be careful of the ribbon cable that still connects the keyboard to motherboard.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to begin removing the keys off of the device.

    • Once the keys are off, gently remove the keyboard. Be careful of the ribbon cable that still connects the keyboard to motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Ease the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the motherboard out of the ZIF socket. Image 2/2: Ease the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the motherboard out of the ZIF socket.
  • Lift up the gate on the ZIF socket to release the ribbon.

  • Ease the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the motherboard out of the ZIF socket.

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Image 1/2: Remove the marked, 5mm screws using the #1 Phillips Screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove the marked, 5mm screws using the #1 Phillips Screwdriver.
  • With the keyboard removed, locate the marked screws.

  • Remove the marked, 5mm screws using the #1 Phillips Screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Remove the ribbon from the ZIF socket. Image 2/2: Remove the ribbon from the ZIF socket.
  • In the opening above the mouse pad, use the plastic opening tool to push up the black gate of the ZIF socket.

  • Remove the ribbon from the ZIF socket.

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Image 1/3: Use the plastic opening tool to open the black ZIF socket. Image 2/3: Remove the blue ribbon. Image 3/3: Remove the blue ribbon.
  • Locate the wide opening at the top near the screen.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to open the black ZIF socket.

  • Remove the blue ribbon.

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Image 1/2: Remove the three, 3 mm screws using the #1 Phillips Screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove the three, 3 mm screws using the #1 Phillips Screwdriver.
  • After removing the screw in step 3, carefully close the laptop and put it face down. Locate the center panel.

  • Remove the three, 3 mm screws using the #1 Phillips Screwdriver.

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  • Grasp the power cable with your tweezers and remove it from the wireless antenna.

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  • Locate and remove both the white and black antenna leads with the tweezers.

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Image 1/3: 11 x F5 (5 mm #1 Phillips) Image 2/3: 6 x F2 (2 mm #0 Phillips) Image 3/3: 4 x F8 (8 mm #1 Phillips)
  • Remove screws for back assembly.

  • 11 x F5 (5 mm #1 Phillips)

  • 6 x F2 (2 mm #0 Phillips)

  • 4 x F8 (8 mm #1 Phillips)

  • 1 x F3 (3 mm #1 Phillips

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Image 1/1: If all of the screws are removed it should come off with very little effort. Do not force it. If it still feels attached, check that you didn't miss a screw or two.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to release the back panel from the laptop.

  • If all of the screws are removed it should come off with very little effort. Do not force it. If it still feels attached, check that you didn't miss a screw or two.

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Image 1/2: The faceplate is the plastic surface and the metal piece under the keyboard. Image 2/2: Carefully lift the faceplate off of the base by sliding the plastic opening tool around the outside of the device. You'll hear clicks as you do this.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the top faceplate.

    • The faceplate is the plastic surface and the metal piece under the keyboard.

  • Carefully lift the faceplate off of the base by sliding the plastic opening tool around the outside of the device. You'll hear clicks as you do this.

    • Prying apart the faceplate will be a little hard, but try not to bend it too much - you do not want to crack it.

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  • Lift the back panel and carefully disconnect the main power cable.

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  • Remove the black signal cable attached at the blue circuit board.

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  • Remove auxiliary power cable attached to the blue board at the back of the laptop.

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  • Remove the fan mounting screws with a #1 Phillips Screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: These screws will be tight as they hold a critical component onto the processor. You may need to use a little extra elbow grease to remove them. Image 2/3: These screws will be tight as they hold a critical component onto the processor. You may need to use a little extra elbow grease to remove them. Image 3/3: These screws will be tight as they hold a critical component onto the processor. You may need to use a little extra elbow grease to remove them.
  • Locate and remove the heat sink mounting screws using a #1 Phillips Screwdriver.

    • These screws will be tight as they hold a critical component onto the processor. You may need to use a little extra elbow grease to remove them.

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Image 1/2: Detach the fan power cable from the motherboard with your fingers by squeezing the white plastic connector and wiggling gently from side to side. Image 2/2: There will be a grey goop between the copper heat piping and the back of the processor, (indicated in pink). This is thermal paste and allows heat to flow properly.
  • Carefully lift the fan and heat sink assembly.

  • Detach the fan power cable from the motherboard with your fingers by squeezing the white plastic connector and wiggling gently from side to side.

  • There will be a grey goop between the copper heat piping and the back of the processor, (indicated in pink). This is thermal paste and allows heat to flow properly.

    • Be sure to replace any missing thermal paste when installing the new fan.

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Conclusion

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

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