Parts

No parts required.

Remove nine 12mm Phillips screws from the upper back panel. Remove three 12mm Phillips screws inset under the back panel.
  • Remove nine 12mm Phillips screws from the upper back panel.

  • Remove three 12mm Phillips screws inset under the back panel.

  • As soon as the screws are removed, the panel will fall freely.

  • When replacing the twelve 12mm Phillips screws, do not tighten the fasteners until all twelve screws have been loosely fitted back onto the cooler. This will ensure the flimsy metal casing will not warp.

Add Comment

Power Cord Fastener
  • Power Cord Fastener

  • Ground

  • Motherboard

  • Heat Sink Fan

  • Heat Sink

Add Comment

Remove two 7mm Hex Nuts. Clearance is minimal and these screws are very tight. You will likely need a socket wrench to avoid stripping. If the white plastic components stick, pry them apart with a metal spudger. Don't pull on the power cord to get plastic pieces to separate.
  • Remove two 7mm Hex Nuts.

  • Clearance is minimal and these screws are very tight. You will likely need a socket wrench to avoid stripping.

  • If the white plastic components stick, pry them apart with a metal spudger. Don't pull on the power cord to get plastic pieces to separate.

Add Comment

Remove one 12mm Phillips screw securing ground. Remove one 12mm Phillips screw securing ground.
  • Remove one 12mm Phillips screw securing ground.

Add Comment

Remove power cable from motherboard. Pinch cable connector to release it from the motherboard, then pull. Pinch cable connector to release it from the motherboard, then pull.
  • Remove power cable from motherboard.

  • Pinch cable connector to release it from the motherboard, then pull.

Add Comment

Your power cord is removed.
  • Your power cord is removed.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

One other person completed this guide.

Jeff Snyder

Member since: 02/07/2013

1,406 Reputation

4 Guides authored

Team

iFixit Member of iFixit

Community

127 Members

6,638 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 1

Past 30 Days: 1

All Time: 391