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Need to remove heatsink and Fan over the CPU . How do I remove ?

How does the heatsink and fan lift off the motherboard . I can see no screws

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  • vhbeckie Jan 29, 2009

    Has the heat sink fan unit been pressed onto the motherboard over the CPU or how is it removed ?

  • vhbeckie Jan 29, 2009

    The heat sink and fan instructions are separate from the manual on the package they came in ... unfortunately those instructions are lost.
    The screw driver worked very well in removing the heat sink from the motherboard . Both efforts were much appreciated . Thank you !



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There is a stainless steel spring which goes through the heatsink and clips down on lugs either side of the cpu socket. Look carefully and you will see where you can put a flat screwdriver on one side of it.
Just push it down and away from the socket.
To put it back on just reverse the procedure.
Don`t forget where your fan is plugged into on the motherboard or power supply unit

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The manual for your board has all the answers you need along with diagrams and pictures. the link for the manual is listed below:

This will show you just what you need to do. I tiik me about 20 mins to track this down, please take the time to rate this answer. thanks and let me know how it goes.

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Heatsink alert

OK, that means either your heatsink is bad or the Thermal Paste that goes on the heatsink and cpu has either dried up or is too think to keep the unit cool. It can overheat.

On a desktop it's easy to get to. Remove the power cord, remove the case and turn the computer on its side so you can see inside. The heat sink will have a fan on top of it. Remove the screws from the fan and unplug the fan, then remove the heatsink by lifting it out. Sometimes the CPU will come out with the heatsink. Take a small flat head screw driver and carefully pry the cpu from the heatsink if it's attached. The cpu has lots of little prongs or pins on it and it sits in a slot that will accomodate the pins. There is a latch that allows you to put the cpu into the slot that you lift up to place it back in, then close the latch one you have the cpu in place. Put a good coat of thermal paste on the cup and heat sink, put it all back together. If you still get the message then you will need to replace the heatsink.

Look on ebay by just putting in your brand and model of your computer followed by heat sink.

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How to Remove a AMD Processor

<p>Removing a processor AMD is a work that can only be done with a screwdriver in less than 30 minutes. The processor AMD is a central processing unit (CPU) with 939 pins, which are connected to the motherboard. Removing the processor is an issue to withdraw from the motherboard with your hands after you remove the heatsink from the chip.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>1. Turn off the computer and unplug the power cord before removing the AMD processor. Unplug the connector on the back of the computer case and remove the screws, the lid of the computer, in the case with a screwdriver.<br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Slide the computer cover and set aside. Pull the cord that connects the heatsink fan on the motherboard with one hand.<br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Lift the lever on both sides of the fan heatsink, so straight up and remove the plastic clips on the sides of the sink on the motherboard.<br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Pull the heatsink and fan on the motherboard and set it aside.<br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Lift the AMD processor motherboard and carefully remove it from the computer.<br />

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Is it possible to put the cpu back in the wrong way? i have just cleaned my comp & i removed the fan over the cpu & the video card? i put them back & now i cant get a signal to my monitor could...

If there is no activity when you power up then it could be the CPU.
Remove the CPU and check the CPU to see if you have not bent any pins. The CPU can only be installed in one position.
The CPU when removed usually sticks to the heatsink.
The CPU should be removed off the heatsink.
The CPU is locked onto the CPU chip holder, lift the locking level up to release the CPU or there may be a locking screw instead of a lever. Turn the screw anti-clockwise to release the CPU lock.
Insert the CPU in the chip holder and lock the CPU in place. If it a screw lock then turn the screw clockwise to lock the CPU in place.
Smear some fresh heat sink compound on the CPU and heatsink and place and then lock the heatsink in place.

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I think my cpu died,how do I take off old one with heatsink and fan attached. The motherboard is an iwill p4s.

You will need to remove the fan first. Usually, if its a stock intel fan, there are 2 clips that lift up, then you will need to pry the edges out of the notches. Once you get the fan off, there is a little metal bar you will lift up to open the cpu holder and release the pins. Then lift the cpu up out of the socket.

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How to take the cpu out of a dell desktop

To remove the CPU from a Dell desktop, you first need to unplug the power cable, and then hold down the power button for five seconds to drain any residual power from the computer. Make sure you are wearing an anti static wrist band, or at least touch something metal to discharge any static on your fingers. Next, remove one side of the case. One side is intended to be removed, and is held in place either by two screws on the back or by a latch that is pulled on the top of the case (unless it is a clamshell tower that opens in half). Once open, you should see a cooling fan and a heatsink (metal radiator) near the center of the motherboard. In most cases, the cooling fan and heatsink can be removed as one unit by unscrewing four screws near the base of this assembly. There may also be a plastic shroud around the fan that directs air out that will need to be removed first. Once the heatsink is removed, you can see the processor chip, or CPU. To extract it from the motherboard, you will need to flip a small, thin metal switch beside it that holds the chip securely in the socket it sits in. Once you flip this switch, you can carefully lift the cpu from the socket. If you are replacing the CPU, you can reverse these instructions, but you may need to apply some thermal compound to the cpu to help with the conduction and dissipation of heat.

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Need to remove cpu fan

STEP 1Always start laptop dis assembly with removing the battery.

Remove six screws securing the hard drive cover and the heatsink covers.

Remove one screw securing the hard drive to the laptop base.
Disconnect the hard drive and remove it from the hard drive bay.

Remove three screws securing the CPU heatsink to the system board.
Carefully lift off the heatsink off the laptop CPU.

The heatsink is 100% clogged with lint.
If your heatsink is clogged, clean the heatsink with a canned air to prevent your laptop from overheating.


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Removal of CPU

There are several types of CPU fan / Heatsink assymblies on the market these days, usually there is a lever, or two on either side of the fan that tension the fan and heatsink to the CPU socket. Once released the fan/heatsink should come off as a single unit. Sometimes you may need to gently " wiggle " the fan/heatsink in a rotating motion to loosen it from the CPU thermal grease.

Once the fan/heatsink is removed, the CPU slot will have a single lever on one side, this can be lifted, and the CPU should come out of the socket.

Remember to gently place the new CPU into the socket, it should only seat properly one way, so remember to note how the original CPU was seated.

Apply a very thin film of thermal grease to the top of the CPU*, and re-attach the cooling fan / heatsink unit.

*Thermal grease is quite inexpensive, and easy to apply, put a small dab in the center of the top of the CPU, and with a small flat piece of plastic such as an old credit card, smooth the grease out and spred it to the edges of the raised surface of the CPU.

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G'day, just trying to work out how to take the cpu heatsink off an amd ep-8k9a91 motherboard?

what kind of your unit, PC of notebook?

of pc remove first the cpu fan the take it out the heatsink..

else notebook remove the body if nessesary then remove all screw to to take the heaksing w/ cpu fan.

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Z61t overheating

iQuismO here...i posted this in the lenovo forums:

The Z-series laptops tend to have more of an overheating issue when compared to other thinkpads due to the vent design of the heatsink fan. The copper fins may look clean from the outside (rear and left corner exit vents). But since the z-series laptops are the only ones with an open vent on the underside of the fan, dust, dander, dirt, etc come in from the bottom and get stuck on the inner side of the copper fins which creates a blockage that you cannot see from the outside. Nor can you blow it clean from the outside.

Some of the main symptoms of this are as follows: Hot underside (especially near center of the laptop - where the CPU lies, and at the corner where the fan is), freezing, lock-ups of the laptop, unexpected shut downs, black screens (not all black or blue screens are results of overheating), MS Windows not fully booting, etc.

A new z-series laptop is not hot to the touch, at most, should be warm as a warm shower. One should remove the dust as early as possible. To do this, all you need is a small phillips screwdriver, compressed air or vaccum, a q-tip, and some CPU thermal compound (compound isn't mandatory, but suggested).

First, remove the keyboard and palmrest/trackpad. To do so, just turn your laptop over, and remove the screws that have a keyboard symbol next to them (small rectangle with dots inside).

Additionally, there will be 4 screws, 2 PER corner on the bottom-side near the screen hinges. Remove only ONE PER CORNER - CLOSEST to the corner.

Now flip your laptop right side up and open up the screen. Lift up on the right and left OUTSIDE edges of the palmrest near the seam (next to "Fn" and "right arrow" keys). you will hear clicks as you disengage each tab. Once you have disengaged all of the tabs, carefully unplug the trackpad ribbon cable from the motherboard (pull up on the edge of the board that the cube foam piece is on).

Now that the palm rest is removed, lift the bottom edge of the keyboard upward to expose the ribbon cable of the keyboard, unplug that one as well and then remove the keyboard.

Next, you must remove the speaker grills and top trim. Simply remove 2 screws, 1 near where the "Fn" key was, and another near where the "right arrow" key was...they are the only ones holding down the BLACK trim piece.

You will notice a black rectangular trim piece near the top of the keyboard area which has FOUR screws. Remove the four screws.

You can now remove the trim piece by lifting on the outside edges of the speaker grill (starting from where it touched the palmrest). There are clips that need to be disengaged here as well, so just lift up with some pressure.

After removing the trim piece and exposing the speakers, remove the 2 screws holding the LEFT speaker in place, one screw is on the top, and one on the bottom. After the screws are removed, lift the speaker out of place, and out of the way letting it hang by the speaker wire.


Near the center of the laptop, on top of the copper heatsink, you will see 4 screws holding down to silver strips of metal, maybe 3-4 cm long and 4 mm wide each. The 4 screws are also unmistakable because each one is numbered 1 through 4, which is also the order that the screws should be removed and replaced. REMOVE these 4 screws.

The fan is connected to the motherboard with a set consisting of 3 wires and 1 plug, follow the wires to the white plug on the motherboard, and simply pull it out.

You can now lift out the heatsink and fan assembly, exposing the CPU (it should have the grey thermal paste on it).

The fan might not look clogged, but once you remove the SILVER screws holding it to the copper heatsink, you will see the clog. Thoroughly remove the dust with compressed air/vaccum, and clean out the fan as well. You can clean the fan fins using the cotton swab.

Clean off the used thermal paste using a lint-free cloth/fabric. Put a drop of thermal paste on the center of the CPU...then spread it evenly over the don't have to be exact, as the copper heatsink should evenly disperse the paste as it is pressed onto the CPU. Wipe off the thermal paste from the copper heatsink, as you'd like only the new thermal paste to be used.

That's pretty much it, now just reassemble the laptop. DON'T FORGET TO PLUG THE FAN WIRE IN, otherwise you will get a fan error when powering on, and then you'll have to reassemble everything to get to that fan wire...what a pain

Rule of thumb, shortest screws are for the end pieces of the speaker grill trim, as well as the left speaker, medium screws are for the heatsink to the CPU as well as the black rectangular trim towards the top-middle of the keyboard area, and the longest screws are all from the bottom side.

I work on a lot of IBM/Lenovo laptops here at the office, but the z61t's at home as we have 2 in the house...after I did the above procedure, the temperature difference is like night & day. No longer hot to the touch, and you can truely use it as a laptop without burning your lap.

Keep in mind that this is common maintenance, so use your judgement in how often you should clean out the fan/heatsink. Major factors in your laptop environment include dustiness, whether or not you use it on a tabletop or on cloth/bedding, pets with fur/dander, etc.

Videos on disassembling the keyboard and palmrest can be found here. I hope this helps.

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Cpu removal

If you are removing the cpu itself, you must first release it by pushing the metal lever over a bit, then lifting it up..

If you are removing the heatsink and fan, you must first release the 4 clips on either corner of the heatsink. (pull back a little on then, the pull up, careful not to damage the components).


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