Introduction

A guide to remove and replace the heat sink in the HP Pavilion dv7t-7000.

Turn the computer off and disconnect if from all power sources.
  • Turn the computer off and disconnect if from all power sources.

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Slide the battery release switch to the left.
  • Slide the battery release switch to the left.

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Hold the release switch all of the way to the left and your other hand to pull the battery out.
  • Hold the release switch all of the way to the left and your other hand to pull the battery out.

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Unscrew the single Phillips #00 screw.
  • Unscrew the single Phillips #00 screw.

  • Screw will not come out, it is connected to the panel

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Remove service hatch by sliding away from the computer and lifting up. Remove service hatch by sliding away from the computer and lifting up.
  • Remove service hatch by sliding away from the computer and lifting up.

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Remove the single Phillips #00 screw. Remove the single Phillips #00 screw.
  • Remove the single Phillips #00 screw.

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Pull CD drive out to remove. Pull CD drive out to remove.
  • Pull CD drive out to remove.

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Push the retraining springs away from the RAM at the same time to unlock the RAM. Push the retraining springs away from the RAM at the same time to unlock the RAM.
  • Push the retraining springs away from the RAM at the same time to unlock the RAM.

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Pull the RAM out. Follow the same procedure for the additional RAM.
  • Pull the RAM out.

  • Follow the same procedure for the additional RAM.

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Remove the two Phillips #00 screws holding in the hard drive.
  • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws holding in the hard drive.

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Grab the black tab on the hard drive and pull left and then upwards to remove. Grab the black tab on the hard drive and pull left and then upwards to remove.
  • Grab the black tab on the hard drive and pull left and then upwards to remove.

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Remove the four Phillips #00 screws holding the hard drive to its case.
  • Remove the four Phillips #00 screws holding the hard drive to its case.

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Slide the casing off of the hard drive. Slide the casing off of the hard drive.
  • Slide the casing off of the hard drive.

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Unplug the hard drive from the device.
  • Unplug the hard drive from the device.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to pop off the antenna connectors. Use the flat end of a spudger to pop off the antenna connectors.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pop off the antenna connectors.

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Remove single Phillips #00 screw. Pull the card out by hand. Pull the card out by hand.
  • Remove single Phillips #00 screw.

  • Pull the card out by hand.

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Remove the single Phillips #00 screw. Flip the laptop over.
  • Remove the single Phillips #00 screw.

  • Flip the laptop over.

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Wedge a spudger in between the keyboard and palm rest bezel. Pry upward to release the keyboard clips. The keyboard is plugged into the motherboard, so be careful not to pull out while lifting keyboard.
  • Wedge a spudger in between the keyboard and palm rest bezel.

  • Pry upward to release the keyboard clips.

  • The keyboard is plugged into the motherboard, so be careful not to pull out while lifting keyboard.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the black tab on the ZIF connectors.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the black tab on the ZIF connectors.

  • Pull the ribbon cables out of the ZIF connectors.

  • Remove the keyboard.

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Flip the keyboard back over. Remove the single Phillips #00 screw holding in the CD drive. Pull out the CD drive.
  • Flip the keyboard back over.

  • Remove the single Phillips #00 screw holding in the CD drive.

  • Pull out the CD drive.

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Remove the seventeen Phillips #00 screws securing the back panel to the laptop.
  • Remove the seventeen Phillips #00 screws securing the back panel to the laptop.

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Flip the laptop over. Remove the single Phillips #00 screw.
  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Remove the single Phillips #00 screw.

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Remove the panel by lifting it up.
  • Remove the panel by lifting it up.

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Remove the eleven Phillips #00 screws.
  • Remove the eleven Phillips #00 screws.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect all wires connected to the motherboard. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect all wires connected to the motherboard. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect all wires connected to the motherboard.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect all wires connected to the motherboard.

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Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector with the flat end of a spudger. Pull the ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.
  • Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector with the flat end of a spudger.

  • Pull the ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.

  • Remove the fan from the laptop.

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Once you have removed the motherboard, the heat sink is attached. Flip over the motherboard/heat sink assembly.
  • Once you have removed the motherboard, the heat sink is attached.

  • Flip over the motherboard/heat sink assembly.

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Remove the six screws holding the heat sink onto the motherboard. Unplug the cord supplying power to the fan. Pull the two pieces apart.
  • Remove the six screws holding the heat sink onto the motherboard.

  • Unplug the cord supplying power to the fan.

  • Pull the two pieces apart.

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Conclusion

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

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