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Introduction

This guide will take you step by step through the process of replacing your cooling fan.

If your Acer Aspire V5-473P-5602 is making irregular noises, overheating, and running slowly, it could be a sign that your fan needs to be replaced.

Your laptop’s fan is used to cool down your laptop. If your fan is filled with dust, it can make the laptop overheat and cause damage to your hardware.

Before starting this guide, try to clean your fan. If this still does not solve your problem, then use this guide to replace your fan with a new one.

This guide requires you to open the bottom component of your laptop.

Before beginning, ensure your laptop is completely powered off and unplugged.

  1. Flip the laptop over so the back panel is facing upwards. Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove seventeen 2.5mm screws.
    • Flip the laptop over so the back panel is facing upwards.

    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove seventeen 2.5mm screws.

    • Remove the back panel from the laptop using an iFixit opening tool.

  2. Remove the Phillips #0 screw from the middle of the battery. Remove the Phillips #0 screw from the middle of the battery.
    • Remove the Phillips #0 screw from the middle of the battery.

  3. Unplug the battery from the motherboard.
    • Unplug the battery from the motherboard.

  4. Carefully take the battery out of the device.
    • Carefully take the battery out of the device.

  5. Remove the five Phillips #0 screws that are holding the fan down to the base. Remove the five Phillips #0 screws that are holding the fan down to the base.
    • Remove the five Phillips #0 screws that are holding the fan down to the base.

  6. Gently unplug the cables from the Wi-Fi card. Gently unplug the cables from the Wi-Fi card.
    • Gently unplug the cables from the Wi-Fi card.

  7. Remove the fan from the laptop.
    • Remove the fan from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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