Introduction

If a computer's fan is faulty, there will likely be overheating error messages occurring. If overheating does occur, the CPU could be damaged.

    • Power off the device completely

    • Flip the device over to its back cover.

    • Use the switches to release the battery from its adapter.

  1. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the two 1.5 mm screws in the smaller portion of the bottom cover.
    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the two 1.5 mm screws in the smaller portion of the bottom cover.

    • After removing the screws, remove the smaller cover.

    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 1.5 mm screws that hold down the hard drive.

    • Remove the hard drive from the slot.

    • Remove the hard drive from its shell.

    • Remove all 12 screws from the bottom cover with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

      • The four screws nearest the display hinges are longer.

      • The single screw in the middle of the bottom cover is shorter than the rest.

    • After the screws are removed, Orientate the device so that the keyboard is shown.

    • Using the Plastic Pry tool separate the keyboard panel from the rest of the laptop.

    • Before the keyboard panel can be fully removed, detach the three cords that connect to the keyboard.

    • Lift up on the black tab and the cord will fall out.

    • Remove the optical dive by sliding it outward.

    • Now remove the two wires shown by pulling away from the motherboard.

    • Remove the three screws holding the motherboard and fan in place using the Phillips #0 bit.

    • The top left screw shown in the first picture is easily broken

    • lift up on the entire motherboard and unplug the bottom wires connected to the fan.

    • After all cords have been removed, the fan can be removed as well.

Conclusion

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

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