Flip the laptop upside down so the back compartment is facing up.
  • Flip the laptop upside down so the back compartment is facing up.

  • Place left thumb on the battery lock tab.

  • Place right thumb on the battery release latch.

Slide both tabs outward at the same time to release battery pack. Slide both tabs outward at the same time to release battery pack.
  • Slide both tabs outward at the same time to release battery pack.

Pull out the battery after it has popped out and set aside.
  • Pull out the battery after it has popped out and set aside.

  • The battery and the battery cover are in one piece

Use a #00 phillips head screwdriver to remove the 8mm screw for the keyboard strip located under the battery.
  • Use a #00 phillips head screwdriver to remove the 8mm screw for the keyboard strip located under the battery.

Turn the device over and open it up to the display.
  • Turn the device over and open it up to the display.

  • Gently lift a corner of the keyboard strip until it pops out of its position.

Using a #00 phillips head screwdriver, remove the two 4mm screws found underneath the keyboard strip.
  • Using a #00 phillips head screwdriver, remove the two 4mm screws found underneath the keyboard strip.

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Pop the keyboard up gently and rest on top of the touch pad The keyboard is attached underneath by a thin film. Do not rip the keyboard off. Gently lay it down without ripping the film.
  • Pop the keyboard up gently and rest on top of the touch pad

  • The keyboard is attached underneath by a thin film. Do not rip the keyboard off. Gently lay it down without ripping the film.

Using a #00 phillips head screwdriver, remove the 6mm screw holding the metal plate down. Using a #00 phillips head screwdriver, remove the 6mm screw holding the metal plate down.
  • Using a #00 phillips head screwdriver, remove the 6mm screw holding the metal plate down.

Gently remove the keyboard connector film from the motherboard with fingers by lifting upwards. Set aside the keyboard.
  • Gently remove the keyboard connector film from the motherboard with fingers by lifting upwards.

  • Set aside the keyboard.

Using a #00 phillips head screwdriver, remove the three 13mm screws holding down the touch pad's frame from underneath the keyboard.
  • Using a #00 phillips head screwdriver, remove the three 13mm screws holding down the touch pad's frame from underneath the keyboard.

Flip laptop back upside down. Remove the 5mm lock screw, using a #00 phillips head screwdriver. Slide bay latch toward the battery compartment.
  • Flip laptop back upside down.

  • Remove the 5mm lock screw, using a #00 phillips head screwdriver.

  • Slide bay latch toward the battery compartment.

  • Remove CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.

Remove the 4.5mm screw located under the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive compartment, using a #00 phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the 4.5mm screw located under the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive compartment, using a #00 phillips head screwdriver.

Remove the three 17mm screws found on the backside of the laptop using a #00 phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 17mm screws found on the backside of the laptop using a #00 phillips head screwdriver.

  • Remove the ten 8mm screws using a #00 phillips head screwdriver.

Flip the laptop back over and unplug the touch pad's power cord from the motherboard gently using a pair of tweezers. Flip the laptop back over and unplug the touch pad's power cord from the motherboard gently using a pair of tweezers.
  • Flip the laptop back over and unplug the touch pad's power cord from the motherboard gently using a pair of tweezers.

Lift off the plastic cover and set it aside. Lift off the plastic cover and set it aside.
  • Lift off the plastic cover and set it aside.

Using a #00 phillips head screwdriver, unscrew the three 5mm screws holding down the heat sink securing bracket. Lift off the securing bracket and set aside.
  • Using a #00 phillips head screwdriver, unscrew the three 5mm screws holding down the heat sink securing bracket.

  • Lift off the securing bracket and set aside.

Wiggle the heat sink until it lifts off the top of your CPU. There is thermal paste underneath and it may stick.
  • Wiggle the heat sink until it lifts off the top of your CPU. There is thermal paste underneath and it may stick.

Turn a flathead #3 screwdriver counter-clockwise to unlock the CPU socket. Grab the CPU with your index finger and thumb and pull directly upwards. Apply a new coat of thermal paste before reassembling.
  • Turn a flathead #3 screwdriver counter-clockwise to unlock the CPU socket.

  • Grab the CPU with your index finger and thumb and pull directly upwards.

  • Apply a new coat of thermal paste before reassembling.

Conclusion

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

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"Step 4 - CPU" THAT IS NOT A 8MM SCREW! THERE IS NOW A HOLE IN MY COMPUTER!!

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