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The heat sink transfers excess thermal energy away from the CPU to the fan and cooling system in order to protect the CPU's delicate components.

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  1. Remove all twelve 6 mm long screws on the back of the laptop with a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Apply a lot of pressure to prevent the screws from stripping.
    • Remove all twelve 6 mm long screws on the back of the laptop with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Apply a lot of pressure to prevent the screws from stripping.

    • Make sure to turn off the computer first!

  2. Pull off the back cover of the laptop. It should come off easily. Pull off the back cover of the laptop. It should come off easily.
    • Pull off the back cover of the laptop. It should come off easily.

  3. Remove all six 7mm screws from the heat sink using the Phillips #1 screwdriver. Remove all six 7mm screws from the heat sink using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Remove all six 7mm screws from the heat sink using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  4. Remove the heat sink. Take note of the gray thermal paste on the back of the heat sink.
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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Hope someone see this cmt. I cannot lift up the heat sink for some reason. All 6 screws are removed. Any advice?

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