Removing the Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly

Advance Technical Repair of Laptops Motherboard

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NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.

NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

Q NOTICE: Read "'Preparing to Work Inside the Computer" before performing the following procedure.

1. Remove the hard drive.

2. Remove the keyboard.

3. Loosen the four captive screws that secure the microprocessor thermal cooling assembly to the system board.


microprocessor thermal cooling assembly


captive screws (4)


right side of the thermal cooling assembly


recess in the EMI shield (prying location)

4. Insert a screwdriver into the recess in the EMI shield under the front-left corner of the thermal cooling assembly, and pry the assembly up and away from the system board.

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