I accidently cut the tiny cable labeled 21 on the right hand side of the cable highlighted in the photo. It’s for the keyboard backlight. It’s gone obviously but the comp still works without it connected
I ended up removing the three screws holding down the black gasket that the fan is attached to on the left hand side in the photo. Remove the two screws holding the speaker assembly. then you can remove the 3 screws running vertically down. One is on top of the dvd drive holding it down to the black chassis. dvd drive comes out as well, i followed the specific guide to get that out. Doing this let me flip the mobo out along with the fan, luckily the heatfin is separate from the fan.
same issue as Oleg. have tried multiple screwdrivers and they won’t budge.
used this guide to re-paste the GPU as well as CPU to prevent it dying from heat as a precautionary measure. THANK YOU! P.S. i used K5-Pro to replace the gpu pad paste, thermal acrtic silver for both gpu and cpu chips