Introduction

This guide will take you through the steps of replacing a cooling fan that is no longer working.

Image 1/1: Make sure the laptop is disconnected from a power supply and is TURNED OFF
  • Use a Philips head screw driver to remove all the screws around the back of the laptop

  • Make sure the laptop is disconnected from a power supply and is TURNED OFF

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Image 1/3: Push down on the prying tool till you hear the clips pop out of place and the cover starts to open Image 2/3: Repeat the second step along the entire back of the laptop till all the clips pop out of place Image 3/3: Repeat the second step along the entire back of the laptop till all the clips pop out of place
  • Wedge a plastic prying tool on the left or right on the back side of the laptop

  • Push down on the prying tool till you hear the clips pop out of place and the cover starts to open

  • Repeat the second step along the entire back of the laptop till all the clips pop out of place

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  • Once the cover is free from all the clips, you can now safely remove the cover completely off the laptop

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Image 1/2: Using the same screw driver, remove the screws from the part of the fan that is above the processor Image 2/2: Using the same screw driver, remove the screws from the part of the fan that is above the processor
  • Use a Philips head screw driver to remove the screws around the fan

  • Using the same screw driver, remove the screws from the part of the fan that is above the processor

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Image 1/3: Gently wedge two plastic prying tools on both sides of the black part of the connector Image 2/3: Carefully pull out the connector from its socket Image 3/3: Carefully pull out the connector from its socket
  • Locate the Power connector of the fan

  • Gently wedge two plastic prying tools on both sides of the black part of the connector

  • Carefully pull out the connector from its socket

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  • Once all screws and the connector are removed, you can safely pull the fan out of its place

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Conclusion

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

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