Introduction

If the laptop is overheating, it is possible that your fan is malfunctioning or needs to be cleaned. To replace, a replacement must be purchased and installed, while cleaning does not require a new fan. Follow this guide to clean or replace your computer fan.

Locate the fan on the underside of the laptop.
  • Locate the fan on the underside of the laptop.

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Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the 4.5 mm screw securing the fan cover to the device.
  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the 4.5 mm screw securing the fan cover to the device.

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  • Use a plastic spudger tool to free the cover.

  • The fan cover is extremely fragile and easy to break. Use caution during this step.

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  • Lift the fan up from the device.

  • If you're cleaning the fan, stop at this step, and remove any build up. This can be done with tweezers and canned air.

  • Disconnect the fan cable to fully remove the fan from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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