Introduction

Replace a broken fan for an Acer Aspire 5100 laptop.

Place the laptop upside down.
  • 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.

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

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

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.
  • 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.

Conclusion

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

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