Introduction

Replace a broken fan for an Acer Aspire 5100 laptop.

Image 1/1: Although the battery is missing in this photo, it is not necessary to remove.
  • Place the laptop upside down.

  • Although the battery is missing in this photo, it is not necessary to remove.

  • Locate the largest removable panel on the back and remove the four screws connecting it.

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  • Lift up and remove the panel.

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  • Locate the fan and remove the two screws connecting it.

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Image 1/2: When detaching the cable, do not pull on the cable itself. Instead, use a small spudger to detach it at the white section that connects it to the motherboard. Image 2/2: When detaching the cable, do not pull on the cable itself. Instead, use a small spudger to detach it at the white section that connects it to the motherboard.
  • Lift out the fan CAREFULLY and detach the cable that connects the fan to the motherboard.

    • When detaching the cable, do not pull on the cable itself. Instead, use a small spudger to detach it at the white section that connects it to the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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