Introduction

If your Chromebook is overheating, it may be a good idea to replace the fan.

Turn the Chromebook onto its backside and unscrew the the following Phillips #1 screws: Sixteen 5mm Phillips screws located around the border.
  • Turn the Chromebook onto its backside and unscrew the the following Phillips #1 screws:

    • Sixteen 5mm Phillips screws located around the border.

    • Two 5mm Phillips screws located in center.

Remove the back cover by carefully prying each side with an iFixit Opening Tool.
  • Remove the back cover by carefully prying each side with an iFixit Opening Tool.

  • Set aside back cover.

Using a spudger, carefully unplug the rainbow wires connected to the top of the battery. Using a spudger, carefully unplug the rainbow wires connected to the top of the battery.
  • Using a spudger, carefully unplug the rainbow wires connected to the top of the battery.

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Unscrew the 4mm Phillips #1 screw located at the top right of battery. Unscrew the 4mm Phillips #1 screw located at the top right of battery.
  • Unscrew the 4mm Phillips #1 screw located at the top right of battery.

Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

Unscrew the following Phillips #1 screws:
  • Unscrew the following Phillips #1 screws:

    • Two black 4mm Phillips screws located on the fan.

    • Four copper 4mm Phillips screws located on the heat sink.

Disconnect the fan from the motherboard by pulling down on the wire connector with two iFixit Opening Tools.
  • Disconnect the fan from the motherboard by pulling down on the wire connector with two iFixit Opening Tools.

Lift up the fan while unwrapping the black and white wires from around the fan.
  • Lift up the fan while unwrapping the black and white wires from around the fan.

  • Do not pull wires off of the motherboard.

  • Remove the fan.

Conclusion

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

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