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  1. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, Hard Drive: step 1, image 1 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, Hard Drive: step 1, image 2 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, Hard Drive: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the 6mm screw

    • Pull out the hard drive

    • The hard drive might be a little tough to pull out

  2. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, Keyboard: step 2, image 1 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, Keyboard: step 2, image 2 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, Keyboard: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • The sticker is to keep the warranty on the laptop so once removed the warranty is void

    • Peel the sticker and remove the 15mm screw

    • Remove all 6 of the 16mm screws

  3. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • use a prying tool and insert it on the cracks on the sides of the keyboard and lift gently until you here a click

    • repeat this step on all sides of the keyboard until the keyboard is completely detached from the laptop

  4. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the keyboard and remove the keyboard ribbon cable from the laptop

  5. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, Display: step 5, image 1 of 2 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, Display: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the one 21mm screw

    • Remove the 6mm screw

  6. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Take the tool and run it under the black case.

  7. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew the 2 (17mm) screws

    • Unscrew the 6mm screw

  8. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Gently disconnect the white display ribbon cable

    • Pulling on the ribbon cable too hard could result in worse or faulty connection.

  9. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew 4 (6mm) screws

    • Lift screen straight up

    • If not lifted straight up the screen could get damaged

  10. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, Battery: step 10, image 1 of 2 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, Battery: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Flip the ThinkPad over so that it is upside down.

    • Push latch switch to the left.

    • Gently lift the battery out and away from the ThinkPad

    • You have to hold the latch to the left while you remove the battery. Simply pushing once will not unlock the battery

  11. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, CPU: step 11, image 1 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, CPU: step 11, image 2 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement, CPU: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the 6mm screw

    • LIft the bracket out

  12. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Remove one 6mm screw

    • Remove 3 18mm screws

    • Take off the bracket on the CPU fan

  13. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 3 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the CPU fan

    • Pull out the cable attached to the motherboard

  14. IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 IBM ThinkPad A31 CPU Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Turn the locking screw to unlock with the flat head screwdriver

    • LIft the CPU out

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

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