Before removing the processor heat sink, follow these steps:
Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the
computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and
then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
Remove the battery (see
Remove the following components:
Hard drive (see
Optical drive (see
Hinge cover (see
Rear cover (see
Top cover (see
System board (see
Remove the processor heat sink:
Turn the system board upside down, with the front toward you.
Loosen the three silver Phillips PM2.0×5.0 captive screws (1) that secure the processor heat sink to
the system board.
Remove the processor heat sink clip (2) by sliding it to the right.
Chapter 4 Removal and replacement procedures
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