1. 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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  2. 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.

    • 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.

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    • 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.

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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.

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    • 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.

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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.

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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.

    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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