Introduction

In this replacement guide, you will learn how to safely remove and install a cooling fan.

Flip your Chromebook over so the bottom is facing up.
  • Flip your Chromebook over so the bottom is facing up.

Add Comment

Locate the 6 mm Phillips #00 screw that holds the back cover together. Use your driver with the PH00 bit attached to unscrew it. Once completely unscrewed, carefully lift the cover off.
  • Locate the 6 mm Phillips #00 screw that holds the back cover together. Use your driver with the PH00 bit attached to unscrew it.

  • Once completely unscrewed, carefully lift the cover off.

  • Place the cover and screw safely to the side for now.

Add Comment

Now take your anti-static wrist strap and place it tightly on your wrist. Attach the alligator clamp of the wrist strap to something that will ground yourself to avoid possible electric zaps.
  • Now take your anti-static wrist strap and place it tightly on your wrist.

  • Attach the alligator clamp of the wrist strap to something that will ground yourself to avoid possible electric zaps.

  • The location chosen in the picture is recommended.

Add Comment

Locate the two 6 mm Phillips #00 screws on the fan port. Unscrew the two screws and place them aside for now.
  • Locate the two 6 mm Phillips #00 screws on the fan port.

  • Unscrew the two screws and place them aside for now.

Add Comment

Carefully remove the fan from its port. You may need to use a little force as there will be an adhesive on the right side of the fan keeping it in place. Locate the Molex cable connecting the fan to its port in the top left corner.
  • Carefully remove the fan from its port. You may need to use a little force as there will be an adhesive on the right side of the fan keeping it in place.

  • Locate the Molex cable connecting the fan to its port in the top left corner.

    • Disconnect the cable.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

One other person completed this guide.

Nicholas Latorre

Member since: 09/28/2017

555 Reputation

5 Guides authored

Team

USF Tampa, Team S1-G6, Nance Fall 2017 Member of USF Tampa, Team S1-G6, Nance Fall 2017

USFT-NANCE-F17S1G6

4 Members

5 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 1

Past 30 Days: 8

All Time: 142