Replace your laptop's CPU

Upgrading your laptop to a faster, more powerful processor can extend its life span and boost your productivity -- but it isn't a project for the fainthearted. We show you how to do it.

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Step 4: Remove the Display Assembly


Remove the display assembly — the entire apparatus of the screen — by taking out the screws on the bottom and back of the portable, and unplugging the video and Wi-Fi antenna cables (pictured).
Next, pull out the optical drive; this usually means depressing the latch on the bottom of the laptop and sliding the drive out sideways.
Photograph: Charlie Nucci

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