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.

Unplug and power off the laptop.
  • Unplug and power off the laptop.

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

Flip over the laptop so that the back panel of the laptop is facing up.
  • Flip over the laptop so that the back panel of the laptop is facing up.

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.
  • 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.

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Remove the back panel of the laptop. Remove the back panel of the laptop. Remove the back panel of the laptop.
  • Remove the back panel of the laptop.

Connect a grounding cord to a metal interface on 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.

Use tweezers to remove the fan cable from its slot. The cables consist of red, black, and yellow wires. 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.

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.
  • 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.

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. 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.

Install the modified or new cooling fan.
  • Install the modified or new cooling fan.

Conclusion

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

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