Introduction

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

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

  2. Locate the 6 mm Phillips #00 screw that holds the back cover together. Use your driver with the PH00 bit attached to unscrew it.
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Locate the two 6 mm Phillips #00 screws on the fan port.

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

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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