Image 1/3: Once you have removed the screws, you can pry off the bottom panel. Image 2/3: Make sure to start by prying up on the bottom of the panel, then work your way around. Image 3/3: Make sure to start by prying up on the bottom of the panel, then work your way around.
  • First, remove the 3 long torx t5 screws (red) and the 8 short ones (orange).

    • Once you have removed the screws, you can pry off the bottom panel.

  • Make sure to start by prying up on the bottom of the panel, then work your way around.

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Image 1/2: If you are doing the other fan from me, the process should remain virtually same. Image 2/2: Be careful of the black cable over the top of the fan. It should be seated the same way on the new fan.
  • Unplug the flex cable at the bottom left of the fan by flipping up the release tab and pulling. Also remove the two Philips #0 screws (red) securing the fan. The fan should then pull out without too much difficulty

    • If you are doing the other fan from me, the process should remain virtually same.

    • Be careful of the black cable over the top of the fan. It should be seated the same way on the new fan.

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Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Simply install the new fan in the opposite order that you removed the old one. Put everything back together and boot the computer. The new fan should now be working.

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Conclusion

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

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