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    [Guide] Here is the G20 (CB) Teardown

    1) remove all cabling and power plugs

    2) Remove the top lid covering the CPU heatsink
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    3) Top Screw...
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    4) ...and bottom screw for the side panel
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    5) Slide the panel to the front
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    6) Pay attention to the high voltage RGB cable when removing the side panel
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    7) 3 screws for the back panel
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    8) 3 more for the GPU
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    9) pay attention to the GPU power cable
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    10) a total of 5 screws to get closer to the CPU
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    11) attention to the CPU fan connectors
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    12) loosen the CD-Rom-drive to get to one of the 4 CPU heatsink screws
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    13) These are the other 3; back screws can be accessed through the heatsink after lifting the duct tape-thing.
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    14) Orange: last screw holding the heatsing in place. Green: one of 4 drive cage screws
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    15) The other 3 screws; 2 of those are HDD screws, don't mix those up later
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    16) CD-ROM out, drive cage out
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    The m.2 slot

    The m.2-port, until now only known by legends

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    Legendary M.2 install

    I'm gonna try and bump this thread 2 years later since this is the best teardown and install I've been able to find for an M.2 in the G20CB.

    How successful is using that Samsung drive? Have you had any issues? I've been able to find almost no information on people doing this install and most of the few I've seen has had complaints ranging from boot issues to overheating.

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    yeah pretty good, it has been something on my mind to do as a video for the channel, would it help you Binaryfigment?
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    Hey Whoopee, a video guide to this would be great. I've been on the fence about whether I should go for a standard 2.5 ssd or an NVMe for my OS. I really want to do the NVMe but in my research it seems more people have had issues with slow down from the drive overheating than a successful install.

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