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Introduction

If the device is overheating or a heat warning is being displayed on the screen, you should consider using this guide to replace the cooling fans.

It is important to have a properly functioning fan to ensure your laptop runs efficiently, as it provides cooling to the laptop, especially during periods of high usage. If the fan is blocked or not properly running, you will notice that the fan is not sufficiently cooling the laptop.

A cause of poor fan performance could be due to a blockage caused by dust or other debris. It is possible to try and remove the dust using a dust blower.

Always remember to power down the device before beginning replacement.

  1. Remove the eleven 6.5 mm screws that secure the back case using a Phillips #1 screwdriver (PH1 bit).
    • Remove the eleven 6.5 mm screws that secure the back case using a Phillips #1 screwdriver (PH1 bit).

  2. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry open the back cover. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry open the back cover. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry open the back cover.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry open the back cover.

  3. Gently remove the back cover from the device.
    • Gently remove the back cover from the device.

  4. Remove the piece of black tape over the battery cable connector. Remove the piece of black tape over the battery cable connector. Remove the piece of black tape over the battery cable connector.
    • Remove the piece of black tape over the battery cable connector.

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  6. Remove the piece of black tape that covers the battery. Remove the piece of black tape that covers the battery. Remove the piece of black tape that covers the battery.
    • Remove the piece of black tape that covers the battery.

  7. Grip the battery cable on both sides with your fingertips and gently pull it away from the port. If needed, use the plastic opening tool to remove the cord from its port.
    • Grip the battery cable on both sides with your fingertips and gently pull it away from the port.

    • If needed, use the plastic opening tool to remove the cord from its port.

  8. Remove the two 3.5mm screws that secure the battery using a Phillips #00 screwdriver (PH00 bit). Remove the two 3.5mm screws that secure the battery using a Phillips #00 screwdriver (PH00 bit). Remove the two 3.5mm screws that secure the battery using a Phillips #00 screwdriver (PH00 bit).
    • Remove the two 3.5mm screws that secure the battery using a Phillips #00 screwdriver (PH00 bit).

  9. Carefully place your fingers under the plastic lip where the screws were removed. Lift upwards to remove the battery.
    • Carefully place your fingers under the plastic lip where the screws were removed.

    • Lift upwards to remove the battery.

    • Do not bend or puncture the lithium ion battery as it poses a fire hazard.

  10. Remove the piece of tape covering the fan screw using a pair of tweezers. This can also be done using your fingernail. This can also be done using your fingernail.
    • Remove the piece of tape covering the fan screw using a pair of tweezers.

    • This can also be done using your fingernail.

  11. Grip the cord that connects the fan to the motherboard and gently pull out to disconnect the cable from the connector. Grip the cord that connects the fan to the motherboard and gently pull out to disconnect the cable from the connector. Grip the cord that connects the fan to the motherboard and gently pull out to disconnect the cable from the connector.
    • Grip the cord that connects the fan to the motherboard and gently pull out to disconnect the cable from the connector.

  12. Remove the 3.5 mm screw connecting the fan to the computer using a Phillips #00 screwdriver (PH00 bit). Remove the 3.5 mm screw connecting the fan to the computer using a Phillips #00 screwdriver (PH00 bit).
    • Remove the 3.5 mm screw connecting the fan to the computer using a Phillips #00 screwdriver (PH00 bit).

  13. Grip the fan with your fingers by the edges and lift up to remove the fan. Grip the fan with your fingers by the edges and lift up to remove the fan.
    • Grip the fan with your fingers by the edges and lift up to remove the fan.

Conclusion

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

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