Removing the Fan the CPU Thermal Module and the CPU

  1. See "Removing the Battery" on page 50.
  2. See "Removing the Middle Cover" on page 53.
  3. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 53.
  4. Remove the three screws securing the system fan.
  5. Disconnect the fan cable.
  6. Then detach the fan from the main unit.
  1. Remove the four screws securing the CPU thermal module.
  2. Then remove the CPU thermal module.

NOTE: Please remove the screws in the order that the image indicates. Start from 4, 3, 2 then 1. When you reassemble the CPU thermal module, secure the screws as the order: 1, 2, 3 then 4. This can help you average the force to each screw, therefore the CPU module can be secured well.

  1. Release the CPU lock with a flat headed screw driver.
  2. Then detch the CPU from the socket carefully.

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