Introduction

The fan is responsible for self cooling the computer during operation. Without a working fan, your computer is prone to overheating and continually shutting down. This guide will help you replace your faulty or broken fan in your ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500LA.

Remove the ten 10 mm Phillips #0 screws found on the computer's back case. Remove the ten 10 mm Phillips #0 screws found on the computer's back case. Remove the ten 10 mm Phillips #0 screws found on the computer's back case.
  • Remove the ten 10 mm Phillips #0 screws found on the computer's back case.

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Slide a heavy-duty spudger between the back case and the computer. Slowly work around the edges to undo the clips to fully separate the back case from the computer.
  • Slide a heavy-duty spudger between the back case and the computer.

  • Slowly work around the edges to undo the clips to fully separate the back case from the computer.

  • Gently lift off the back case.

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Slide a heavy-duty spudger into the ZIF connector and gently flip up the retaining flap to open the connector. Pull the blue tab to remove the ribbon.
  • Slide a heavy-duty spudger into the ZIF connector and gently flip up the retaining flap to open the connector.

  • Pull the blue tab to remove the ribbon.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Remove the three 5 mm Phillips #0 screws. Remove the single 6 mm Phillips #0 screw.
  • Remove the three 5 mm Phillips #0 screws.

  • Remove the single 6 mm Phillips #0 screw.

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Use the heavy-duty spudger to pry the white 8-pin connector away from the motherboard. Gently pull the connector away from the motherboard.
  • Use the heavy-duty spudger to pry the white 8-pin connector away from the motherboard.

  • Gently pull the connector away from the motherboard.

  • The black 8-pin connector on the motherboard is very fragile, so be careful when removing the white 8-pin connector.

"The black 8-pin connector on the motherboard is very fragile, so be careful when removing the white 8-pin connector."

Not an understatement, be VERY careful.

Jean-Guy Rivard - Reply

Being the idiot, I did not see this before attempting removal of cable. I broke the connector away from the motherboard. Laptop works, just not on battery.

BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN REMOVING CONNECTOR. I would suggest holding down the cable (white part), then lift metal up. Cable moves out when two black end stubs are cleared by the white connector. Anyone know how I can a replacement to solder back on?

Dale Sparks - Reply

The metal peace actually slides back, so DO NOT PRY UP. just move the metal piece away from the white cable.

Dale Sparks - Reply

Use the blue plastic opening tool to loosen and remove the three black wires from the battery. Slide the battery out from the computer to remove.
  • Use the blue plastic opening tool to loosen and remove the three black wires from the battery.

  • Slide the battery out from the computer to remove.

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Unscrew the six 5 mm Phillips #0 screws. Unscrew the six 5 mm Phillips #0 screws.
  • Unscrew the six 5 mm Phillips #0 screws.

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Grasp the top of the 3-pin connector with tweezers. Wiggle the connector until it loosens itself from the motherboard. Gently lift the connector from the motherboard attachment.
  • Grasp the top of the 3-pin connector with tweezers.

  • Wiggle the connector until it loosens itself from the motherboard.

  • Gently lift the connector from the motherboard attachment.

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Carefully lift the fan off the motherboard.
  • Carefully lift the fan off the motherboard.

  • Attached to the fan is thermal pasting that needs to be reapplied when attaching the fan back to the motherboard. Follow this guide to reapply thermal pasting correctly.

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Conclusion

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

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