Introduction

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

Image 1/2: Sixteen 5mm Phillips screws located around the border. Image 2/2: Two 5mm Phillips screws located in center.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Set aside back cover.
  • Remove the back cover by carefully prying each side with an iFixit Opening Tool.

  • Set aside back cover.

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  • 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.

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  • Remove the battery.

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Image 1/1: Two black 4mm Phillips screws located on the fan.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: Do not pull wires off of the motherboard.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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