Introduction

A broken or dusty fan can cause many problems with a laptop such as overheating, which can lead to it spontaneously shutting down or short battery life, or a loud grinding noise . Using this guide to replace or clean out dust from the fan offers an easy solution to these problems.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Orient the ACER Aspire One to where the bottom of the laptop is facing upward as shown in the picture.

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  • Locate the circular slot positioned at the bottom right of the battery.

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Image 1/3: When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible. Image 2/3: Hold the tab in the right-hand position and firmly push or pull the battery upward to remove it from the laptop. Image 3/3: Hold the tab in the right-hand position and firmly push or pull the battery upward to remove it from the laptop.
  • Insert a spudger and slide the tab to the right.

  • When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.

  • Hold the tab in the right-hand position and firmly push or pull the battery upward to remove it from the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Remove the screw using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • Locate the single 6 mm Phillips screw in the lower middle of the back plate.

  • Remove the screw using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

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  • Slide the back plate downward to remove it from the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Remove all screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Locate the eighteen 6 mm Phillips screws that are required to remove the keyboard.

  • Remove all screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Slide the spuldger into the indicated crease.
  • Orient the laptop to where the open screen is facing towards you.

  • Slide the spuldger into the indicated crease.

  • Firmly slide spudger all the way around the laptop to pry the keyboard away from the bottom of the laptop.

  • Loud cracking noises will be heard during this step.

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Image 1/3: Locate the two tabs that are holding the larger black ribbon cable in place. Image 2/3: Remove the larger black ribbon cable by  pressing in the tabs and sliding it straight out of the clamp holding it in using a plastic spudger. Image 3/3: To remove the keyboard, lift the keyboard straight away from the rest of the laptop.
  • Remove the green dotted ribbon cable by sliding it straight out of the clamp holding it in using a plastic spudger.

  • Locate the two tabs that are holding the larger black ribbon cable in place.

  • Remove the larger black ribbon cable by pressing in the tabs and sliding it straight out of the clamp holding it in using a plastic spudger.

  • To remove the keyboard, lift the keyboard straight away from the rest of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Locate the four 6 mm Phillips screws hidden beneath black tape by lifting up the black tape and remove them with a Phillips #0 Screwdriver. Image 2/3: To remove keyboard from the rest of the laptop, pull keyboard straight up. Image 3/3: To remove keyboard from the rest of the laptop, pull keyboard straight up.
  • Locate the ten 6 mm Phillips screws that connect the keyboard to the rest of the laptop and remove them with a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

  • Locate the four 6 mm Phillips screws hidden beneath black tape by lifting up the black tape and remove them with a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

  • To remove keyboard from the rest of the laptop, pull keyboard straight up.

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Image 1/1: Peel back black tape.
  • Orient laptop with open screen facing you.

  • Peel back black tape.

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Image 1/2: Locate the port that connects the fan to the laptop. Image 2/2: Use a nylon spudger to firmly pull out the cable from the port.
  • Orient the laptop to where the bottom of the laptop is facing upwards.

  • Locate the port that connects the fan to the laptop.

  • Use a nylon spudger to firmly pull out the cable from the port.

  • Pull the fan straight out to remove it from the rest of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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