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Turn the laptop so the back is facing up. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the seven screws from the bottom cover. These will require a counter-clockwise rotation to remove. A magnet may be helpful to remove screws if they get stuck at the bottom of their inserts.
  • Turn the laptop so the back is facing up.

  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the seven screws from the bottom cover. These will require a counter-clockwise rotation to remove. A magnet may be helpful to remove screws if they get stuck at the bottom of their inserts.

  • Find a place to safely keep loose screws. There are seven in total, all the same length - black in color.

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With all screws removed (and safely put aside), you may begin removing the cover.  A plastic flat object can help doing this. Note that more force will be required than you might expect Start by pulling up on the lip, highlighted in Red. This will be at the back of the computer. Once the back has been lifted up, begin lifting up at the orange side on the left.  This will be right next to the back we just pulled up. The right side should come loose at this time; pull up on it as well
  • With all screws removed (and safely put aside), you may begin removing the cover. A plastic flat object can help doing this. Note that more force will be required than you might expect

  • Start by pulling up on the lip, highlighted in Red. This will be at the back of the computer.

  • Once the back has been lifted up, begin lifting up at the orange side on the left. This will be right next to the back we just pulled up. The right side should come loose at this time; pull up on it as well

  • Lift and pull on the yellow edge, on the opposite side of the first part we pulled up on. Once this is removed, lift the panel off the computer.

  • In the steps, the colors mentioned to pull on align with the colors shown on the image. "Pull on the yellow edge" means to pull on the edge marked in yellow on the image

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Locate the CPU Fan inside the computer. It is outlined in red.
  • Locate the CPU Fan inside the computer. It is outlined in red.

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Locate the screws holding the fan in place. There are four mounts where they could be. Use a Phillips Head #00-01 to remove them.
  • Locate the screws holding the fan in place. There are four mounts where they could be.

  • Use a Phillips Head #00-01 to remove them.

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Once all screws are removed, lift up on the fan. There should be a plug connecting the fan to the laptop. Gently pull up on this plug to remove it.
  • Once all screws are removed, lift up on the fan.

  • There should be a plug connecting the fan to the laptop. Gently pull up on this plug to remove it.

  • Note the orientation of the plug. It has to be inserted into the connector the same way.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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