Introduction

To remove the CPU cooling fan for replacement, we must disassemble the laptop and deal with sensitive electrical components. Please carefully follow these procedures.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: If the battery is still connected to the laptop, remove the battery.
  • Unplug and power off the laptop.

    • If the battery is still connected to the laptop, remove the battery.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Flip over the laptop so that the back panel of the laptop is facing up.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Only the four screws in the center are removable, the four along the edges are held in by rivets but can be loosened. Image 2/2: Only the four screws in the center are removable, the four along the edges are held in by rivets but can be loosened.
  • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the eight 6.5 mm Phillips #1 screws.

    • Only the four screws in the center are removable, the four along the edges are held in by rivets but can be loosened.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Remove the back panel of the laptop.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Ground the laptop to prevent static electricity from damaging the electrical components inside the laptop.
  • Connect a grounding cord to a metal interface on the laptop.

  • Ground the laptop to prevent static electricity from damaging the electrical components inside the laptop.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: The cables consist of red, black, and yellow wires. Image 2/3: The cables consist of red, black, and yellow wires. Image 3/3: The cables consist of red, black, and yellow wires.
  • Use tweezers to remove the fan cable from its slot.

    • The cables consist of red, black, and yellow wires.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: These screws are held in the unit via springs. You cannot remove them. They can only be loosened. Image 2/2: These screws are held in the unit via springs. You cannot remove them. They can only be loosened.
  • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to unscrew the four Phillips #1 screws that connect the cooling fan from the panel.

    • These screws are held in the unit via springs. You cannot remove them. They can only be loosened.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Slightly lift up the fan, gradually slide it towards you and then fully remove it from the case. Image 2/3: Slightly lift up the fan, gradually slide it towards you and then fully remove it from the case. Image 3/3: Slightly lift up the fan, gradually slide it towards you and then fully remove it from the case.
  • Carefully remove the cooling fan from the motherboard.

    • Slightly lift up the fan, gradually slide it towards you and then fully remove it from the case.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Install the modified or new cooling fan.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

Pnithan Jantarakolica

Member since: 09/22/2016

1,039 Reputation

10 Guides authored

Team

UC Davis, Team 2-4, Oliver Fall 2016 Member of UC Davis, Team 2-4, Oliver Fall 2016

UCD-OLIVER-F16S2G4

5 Members

10 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 2

Past 30 Days: 9

All Time: 116