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Introduction

Over time your Acer Aspire 5100 laptop’s fan may stop working and you will need to replace. This guide will help you replace your broken fan with four simple steps. Do not forget to unplug your laptop and remove the battery for your personal safety before starting.

  1. Flip over the laptop.
    • Flip over the laptop.

    • Remove the battery as a safety precaution.

    • Remove the four screws attached to the large panel.

  2. Lift up and remove the panel.
    • Lift up and remove the panel.

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  4. Remove the two screws attached to the fan.
    • Remove the two screws attached to the fan.

  5. Lift out the fan and detach the cable that connects the fan to the motherboard. The fan can break easily. Be careful when removing.
    • Lift out the fan and detach the cable that connects the fan to the motherboard.

    • The fan can break easily. Be careful when removing.

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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