Procedure

1. Carefully feed the neck cables through the hole in the Faraday cage. Important: The Faraday cage is very heavy and has sharp edges; handle with care.

2. Pull the outer shell (with Faraday attached) away from the neck. Note: There is no need to remove the outer shell from the Faraday unless you are replacing the outer shell. Important: Be careful not to scratch the white paint on the inside of the housing shell and the metal neck plate (with holes).

3. Remove the three screws in the base of the Faraday cage to separate the shell from the Faraday cage.

Warning: Whenever the bottom housing is opened for service, you must do two things:

  1. You must clean the original thermal film from the surfaces joining the thermal interface layer and reapply thermal paste to the thermal pipe.
  2. You must tighten the four torx screws on the bottom housing to a minimum of 17 in.-lbs. If you do not have a torque driver, you will have to make sure these screws are tightened by hand FIRMLY, BUT NOT FORCIBLY. Or, purchase the service tool (076-0899) in order to ensure the thermal pipe is firmly mated with the top base. If the bottom housing is not securely attached to the base in this fashion, the CPU may overheat and become damaged. Failure to follow either of these steps could cause the computer to overheat and damage internal components.

Refer to the topic, "Thermal Paste Application" for detailed information.

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