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If you notice your computer overheating and it is not because of the fan, this guide may be able to help. This guide will show you how to replace the heat sink in a few steps.

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  1. WARNING :  Please read the safety  information shipped with your computer and follow the steps in  before working inside your computer . After working inside your  computer, follow the instructions.
    • WARNING : Please read the safety information shipped with your computer and follow the steps in before working inside your computer . After working inside your computer, follow the instructions.

    • Close the computer display and turn the computer over

  2. Remove the ten screws that secure the base cover to the computer base.
    • Remove the ten screws that secure the base cover to the computer base.

  3. Using a plastic scribe (plastic opening tool), pry apart the base cover off the computer base.
    • Using a plastic scribe (plastic opening tool), pry apart the base cover off the computer base.

  4. Before opening device, ensure that all data is backed up on a hard drive to prevent data loss. Loosen and then unplug the hard drive cable.
    • Before opening device, ensure that all data is backed up on a hard drive to prevent data loss.

    • Loosen and then unplug the hard drive cable.

  5. Remove two M2 3mm screws, using the Phillips #1 screwdriver. After making sure all screws are removed. Remove the battery.
    • Remove two M2 3mm screws, using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • After making sure all screws are removed. Remove the battery.

  6. Pry open the two clips. Gently lift the ram stick and pull it out of the motherboard. Gently lift the ram stick and pull it out of the motherboard.
    • Pry open the two clips.

    • Gently lift the ram stick and pull it out of the motherboard.

  7. Unplug the daughter board cable in two places marked in red, then remove the daughter board. Unplug the fan cable marked in orange. Unplug the fan cable marked in orange.
    • Unplug the daughter board cable in two places marked in red, then remove the daughter board.

    • Unplug the fan cable marked in orange.

  8. Remove two MR 3mm screws, using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, on the cooling fan. Remove the cooling fan once the screws are fully removed.
    • Remove two MR 3mm screws, using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, on the cooling fan.

    • Remove the cooling fan once the screws are fully removed.

  9. Remove three M2 2mm screws, using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, on the heat sink. Remove the heat sink. Remove the heat sink.
    • Remove three M2 2mm screws, using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, on the heat sink.

    • Remove the heat sink.

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

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