Introduction

This guide provides users with a step-by-step process for accessing and replacing the fan component. This guide will be helpful to users who need to clean the fan or replace a damaged fan.

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Turn the laptop over and orient it as shown.
  • Turn the laptop over and orient it as shown.

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Remove the battery by pinching the two lock tabs towards the center.
  • Remove the battery by pinching the two lock tabs towards the center.

  • Next, lift up on the battery to remove it.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the twenty-two 5.6 mm screws from the back of the laptop.

  • Be sure to remove all screws, including those that are typically covered by the battery.

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  • Now, remove the small covers from the back of the case.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the three 5.6 mm screws from the covers (one screw on the RAM cover [middle] and two screws on the Hard Drive cover [bottom right]).

    • Then, lift up on and remove these covers as shown in the third image.

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  • Remove the hard drive.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two remaining 4.9 mm screws holding the hard drive into place.

    • Next, lift up and pull outwards to release the hard drive from its socket.

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  • Using your fingers, grasp the black tab and lightly pull up on the ribbon cable to detach it from the motherboard.

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  • After proper removal of all necessary screws, gently lift up on the back case to remove it.

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  • Locate the fan (top-right corner of the computer).

  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the six 2.7 mm screws that secure the fan to the motherboard.

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  • This step can be skipped if you are just removing the fan to access another part of the device (such as the motherboard).

  • Using a Japanese Industrial Standard #00 screwdriver, unscrew four 3.7 mm screws located on the casing of the fan.

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  • Using your fingers, grasp the white tab and firmly, yet gently, pull up on the wire to disconnect it from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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