Introduction

It is possible that your fan has stopped working due to physical or electrical damage. A replacement fan will need to be purchased. After purchasing a new fan follow these steps to replace your broken fan.

First, remove all eleven phillips screws located on the bottom of the laptop using the Phillip #00 screwdriver.
  • First, remove all eleven phillips screws located on the bottom of the laptop using the Phillip #00 screwdriver.

  • Bottom 4 are 5 mm length, and the rest are 9 mm in length. All are 2 mm in diameter.

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Begin to remove the keyboard cover panel by using the Plastic Opening Tool to carefully pop off the clips around the parameter.
  • Begin to remove the keyboard cover panel by using the Plastic Opening Tool to carefully pop off the clips around the parameter.

  • Be cautious when pulling off the cover because there are cables you will have to disconnect before completely removing the panel.

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Lift palm rest and unplug keyboard cable and touchpad cable using tweezers. After these two cables have been unplugged you can remove the keyboard cover panel. Lift palm rest and unplug keyboard cable and touchpad cable using tweezers. After these two cables have been unplugged you can remove the keyboard cover panel.
  • Lift palm rest and unplug keyboard cable and touchpad cable using tweezers. After these two cables have been unplugged you can remove the keyboard cover panel.

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Unlatch each of the specified pieces using tweezers or just your fingers.
  • Unlatch each of the specified pieces using tweezers or just your fingers.

  • If these are not unplugged, the motherboard may shock you.

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Unscrew each of the specified screws using Phillips #00 screwdriver. Flip motherboard over away from screen.
  • Unscrew each of the specified screws using Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Flip motherboard over away from screen.

  • Each screw is 50 mm in length with 15 mm diameter.

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Unscrew each of the specified screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew each of the specified screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Each screw is 50 mm in length with 15 mm diameter.

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Unplug power strip using tweezer, and tear off bottom strip using fingers to remove fan. Unplug power strip using tweezer, and tear off bottom strip using fingers to remove fan. Unplug power strip using tweezer, and tear off bottom strip using fingers to remove fan.
  • Unplug power strip using tweezer, and tear off bottom strip using fingers to remove fan.

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Replace with new fan.
  • Replace with new fan.

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Conclusion

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

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Great tutorial.

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