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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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