Removing the Thermal Module

  1. See "Removing the Mainboard" on page 80.
  2. Turn the Mainboard over and place on a clean surface.
  3. Hold the fan cable connector and lift to disconnect from the mainboard.

4. Loosen the three captive screws from the Thermal Module CPU heat sink in reverse numerical order, from 3 to 1.

5. Remove the four screws from the Thermal Module.




Screw Type

CPU Thermal Module



WARNING:To prevent damage to the Thermal Module or the CPU, hold and lift the Thermal Module by lifting both ends up and away at the same time. 6. Hold the module on both sides and lift it clear of the Mainboard.

IMPORTANT: If the replacement Thermal Module does not include the thermal protection pads shown below, reuse the original thermal protection pad with the new Thermal Module.

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