Introduction

If your device is completely unresponsive or continuously freezes as you work, the CPU may be the issue. To replace this part, follow this guide.

Turn over the device so that the bottom is facing up. Make sure the hinged side is facing you.
  • Turn over the device so that the bottom is facing up. Make sure the hinged side is facing you.

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Move the right switch towards the right until it clicks in place. You should then see the color red reveal from where the switch was originally.
  • Move the right switch towards the right until it clicks in place. You should then see the color red reveal from where the switch was originally.

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Now take your left hand and slide the left switch to the left.
  • Now take your left hand and slide the left switch to the left.

  • This switch will not click in place like the other switch, so make sure to keep your left hand on the switch.

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Take your free hand and place it on the battery. Gently slide it away from its slot.
  • Take your free hand and place it on the battery. Gently slide it away from its slot.

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Rotate the laptop so that now the hinge is facing away from you. Remove the two 2.5 x 4.0 mm Phillips #0 screws from the underside of the laptop. Slide the bottom panel towards you until it stops, and then carefully lift it off.
  • Rotate the laptop so that now the hinge is facing away from you.

  • Remove the two 2.5 x 4.0 mm Phillips #0 screws from the underside of the laptop.

  • Slide the bottom panel towards you until it stops, and then carefully lift it off.

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Remove the three 2.0 x 6.0 mm Phillips #0 screws located on the underside of the device.
  • Remove the three 2.0 x 6.0 mm Phillips #0 screws located on the underside of the device.

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Turn the laptop right side up and open the lid. Using the spudger and your fingers, get in between the keyboard's edge and lift it up. Carefully lift the keyboard ribbon cable out of the socket it is in.
  • Turn the laptop right side up and open the lid.

  • Using the spudger and your fingers, get in between the keyboard's edge and lift it up.

  • Carefully lift the keyboard ribbon cable out of the socket it is in.

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Remove the 2.5 x 6.0 mm Phillips #0 from the center of the device. Close the laptop and place it face down once again.
  • Remove the 2.5 x 6.0 mm Phillips #0 from the center of the device.

  • Close the laptop and place it face down once again.

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If a hard disk drive is installed, remove the two 2.5 x 4.0 mm Phillips #0 screws.
  • If a hard disk drive is installed, remove the two 2.5 x 4.0 mm Phillips #0 screws.

  • Slide the hard disk drive out of its socket.

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Remove the eleven 2.5 x 6.0 mm Phillips #0 screws.
  • Remove the eleven 2.5 x 6.0 mm Phillips #0 screws.

  • Remove the three 2.0 x 3.0 mm flat head screws.

  • Remove the 2.5 x 4.0 mm Phillips #0 screw.

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Turn the laptop right side up and open the lid. Disconnect the two ribbon cables from the center.
  • Turn the laptop right side up and open the lid.

  • Disconnect the two ribbon cables from the center.

  • Lift the keyboard bezel (with trackpad) straight up and out.

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Remove the five ribbon cables on the top of the computer.
  • Remove the five ribbon cables on the top of the computer.

  • Gently remove the single cable from its socket.

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Remove the three 2.5 x 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws on the motherboard.
  • Remove the three 2.5 x 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws on the motherboard.

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Using your fingers or a spudger, lift the motherboard slightly. Detach the single cable from underneath.
  • Using your fingers or a spudger, lift the motherboard slightly.

  • Detach the single cable from underneath.

  • Lift the motherboard the rest of the way out.

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Detach the cable next to the fan assembly.
  • Detach the cable next to the fan assembly.

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Remove the three 2.0 x 3.2 mm Phillips #0 screws from the fan. Lift the fan straight off the motherboard.
  • Remove the three 2.0 x 3.2 mm Phillips #0 screws from the fan.

  • Lift the fan straight off the motherboard.

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Using a flathead screwdriver, turn the beige lock to counterclockwise to unlocked. Using a flathead screwdriver, turn the beige lock to counterclockwise to unlocked.
  • Using a flathead screwdriver, turn the beige lock to counterclockwise to unlocked.

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Lift the CPU out of the socket.
  • Lift the CPU out of the socket.

  • Upon replacing the CPU and re-locking back in place, remember to apply thermal paste in order to prevent overheating.

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Conclusion

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

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