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Introduction

A guide on how to remove the Heat Spreader.

  1. Turn the laptop bottom side up with the rear panel facing forward.
    • Turn the laptop bottom side up with the rear panel facing forward.

  2. Remove the two T8 Torx screws that secure the LED cover to the base enclosure.
    • Remove the two T8 Torx screws that secure the LED cover to the base enclosure.

  3. Turn the laptop top side up with the front facing forward. Open the screen.
    • Turn the laptop top side up with the front facing forward. Open the screen.

  4. Locate the F1 and F2 keys near the top left corner of the keyboard.
    • Locate the F1 and F2 keys near the top left corner of the keyboard.

  5. While holding the F1 and F2 keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.
    • While holding the F1 and F2 keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.

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  7. Locate the Pause and Scroll keys near the top right corner of the keyboard.
    • Locate the Pause and Scroll keys near the top right corner of the keyboard.

  8. While holding the Pause and Scroll keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.
    • While holding the Pause and Scroll keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.

  9. Insert a spudger between the F7 and F8 keys. Lift up to remove the LED cover. Insert a spudger between the F7 and F8 keys. Lift up to remove the LED cover.
    • Insert a spudger between the F7 and F8 keys. Lift up to remove the LED cover.

  10. Lift the back edge of the keyboard and pull towards the screen.
    • Lift the back edge of the keyboard and pull towards the screen.

  11. Pull the cable and lift up to release.
    • Pull the cable and lift up to release.

  12. Remove the keyboard.
    • Remove the keyboard.

  13. Locate the fan near the top left corner. It has three colored wires: yellow, red, and black.
    • Locate the fan near the top left corner. It has three colored wires: yellow, red, and black.

    • Disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the system board.

  14. Locate and remove the four screws in the copper plate.
    • Locate and remove the four screws in the copper plate.

  15. Remove the heat spreader by pulling the whole assembly up out of the computer.
    • Remove the heat spreader by pulling the whole assembly up out of the computer.

Conclusion

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

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