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Acer C720-2420 Chromebook cooling fan + CPU heat sink Replacement

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  1. Acer C720-2420 Chromebook cooling fan + CPU heat sink Replacement, Back Cover Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 2 Acer C720-2420 Chromebook cooling fan + CPU heat sink Replacement, Back Cover Replacement: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Place your Chromebook upside down.

    • Utilizing the precision magnetized Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove all thirteen 6.5 mm Phillips screws that secure the back cover.

    • Before doing anything, make sure your Acer Chromebook is completely turned off.

  2. Acer C720-2420 Chromebook cooling fan + CPU heat sink Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully remove the bottom.

  3. Acer C720-2420 Chromebook cooling fan + CPU heat sink Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 2 Acer C720-2420 Chromebook cooling fan + CPU heat sink Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 3.6 mm Phillips screws holding the battery in place.

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    • Disconnect the connector that attaches the battery to the Chromebook with a pair of pliers or tweezers.

    • Alternatively, you could use your hands, as it may be difficult to unhook the connector.

  5. Acer C720-2420 Chromebook cooling fan + CPU heat sink Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery.

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    • Remove the six 4.7 mm Phillips screws that secure the fan.

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    • Disconnect these cables from the motherboard using the tweezers.

    • Alternatively, you may use your hands.

    • Pull out the fan.

Conclusion

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

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