Introduction

This guide will assist you in replacing a fan that no longer works.

  1. Turn your laptop over, and find the laptop battery release button locks for your Acer laptop.
    • Turn your laptop over, and find the laptop battery release button locks for your Acer laptop.

  2. Hold the battery release button, and pull the battery out of the laptop. Hold the battery release button, and pull the battery out of the laptop. Hold the battery release button, and pull the battery out of the laptop.
    • Hold the battery release button, and pull the battery out of the laptop.

  3. Remove battery before beginning. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 5 screws from the bottom cover. Pry open the cover using the Spudger tool.
    • Remove battery before beginning.

    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 5 screws from the bottom cover.

    • Pry open the cover using the Spudger tool.

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  5. Remove the keyboard with a plastic opening tool or spudger. There is a plastic film that needs to be gently peeled from the laptop base. Use caution when removing the keyboard as it is fragile.
    • Remove the keyboard with a plastic opening tool or spudger.

    • There is a plastic film that needs to be gently peeled from the laptop base.

    • Use caution when removing the keyboard as it is fragile.

  6. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 4 screws from the motherboard shield. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 4 screws from the motherboard shield.
    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 4 screws from the motherboard shield.

  7. Remove the motherboard from the base of the laptop by unscrew the screw drivers using  PH0 mm Phillips Head. Carefully remove the charger attachment in the top left.
    • Remove the motherboard from the base of the laptop by unscrew the screw drivers using PH0 mm Phillips Head.

    • Carefully remove the charger attachment in the top left.

  8. Carefully remove the fan from the motherboard by detaching the plastic insert as seen in the pictures Carefully remove the fan from the motherboard by detaching the plastic insert as seen in the pictures Carefully remove the fan from the motherboard by detaching the plastic insert as seen in the pictures
    • Carefully remove the fan from the motherboard by detaching the plastic insert as seen in the pictures

Conclusion

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

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