Introduzione

The processor can be replaced with an identical or compatible processor. Please double check to see if the new processor is compatible with this laptop.

Power off the laptop.
  • Power off the laptop.

  • Unplug the charging cable and any other cables plugged into the laptop.

  • Failure to remove or unplug any cables could result in electric shock.

  • Turn the laptop over so that the back panel is facing upwards.

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Locate two switches above the battery that lock it into place.
  • Locate two switches above the battery that lock it into place.

  • Push the left-hand switch, that says "lock" above it, so that it is unlocked.

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  • Push and hold the right-hand switch, which says "release" above it, and lift the battery up out of its place.

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  • Locate and unscrew the two highlighted 8 mm Phillips #1 screws.

  • There will be three dots next to the desired screws

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  • Grip the cover of the optical drive and slide it out.

  • If it does not come out, do not force it. Double check to make sure the screws are entirely removed.

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  • Remove all the 8mm Phillips #1 screws on the backside of the laptop.

  • There are three 3mm and two 5.3mm screws under the battery that also need to be taken out.

  • There are three 3mm screws under the optical drives that also need to be taken out.

  • Remove the RAM panel in addition to the other screws. For further instructions, refer to the RAM replacement guide.

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  • Pry along the edges of the back panel using the spudger.

  • If you are struggling to remove the back panel with a moderate amount of force, do NOT apply any additional force, instead double check to make sure all the screws were removed before attempting again.

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  • Locate and remove three 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screws on the bottom of the fan.

  • Locate and remove the four 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screws on the top of the fan.

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  • Locate and remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws above the processor and attached to the bronze heat-pipes.

  • Gently lift up the fan and heatsink from the the laptop.

  • If the fan and heatsink will not lift up with ease, do NOT apply any additional force. Check again to see if all necessary screws are removed.

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  • The fan attached onto the heat sink with electrical tape. Removing the electrical tape allows you to replace the fan.

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  • Locate the locking mechanism for the processor.

  • Using a flathead screwdriver, rotate the mechanism to the unlocked position.

  • When reassembling, remember to re-lock the mechanism.

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  • Gently lift up the processor with two fingers on each end.

  • The pins on the bottom of the processor are very sensitive. Handle the processor with care!

  • When re-installing the processor, make sure the the processor is line up correctly. Make note the missing pins on a corner of the missing pin and match it up with the socket.

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Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. In addition, please remember to remove and replace the old thermal paste. For instructions, please refer to this guide.

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