Introduction

This guide will show how to replace a faulty cooling fan which can cause the computer overheating.

  1. Place the Alienware upside down on a hard surface.
    • Place the Alienware upside down on a hard surface.

  2. Unscrew the two 4mm screws from the plastic covering. Pull the plastic cover up and slide off. Pull the plastic cover up and slide off.
    • Unscrew the two 4mm screws from the plastic covering.

    • Pull the plastic cover up and slide off.

  3. Look for the yellow tab inside the computer. Disconnect the black wire with the yellow tab. This disconnects the battery.
    • Look for the yellow tab inside the computer.

    • Disconnect the black wire with the yellow tab.

    • This disconnects the battery.

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  5. Disconnect the rest of the cables from the motherboard.
    • Disconnect the rest of the cables from the motherboard.

  6. Remove all sixteen of the screws on the underside of the laptop. Eight 2.5mm x 8mm Six 2.5mm x 10mm
    • Remove all sixteen of the screws on the underside of the laptop.

    • Eight 2.5mm x 8mm

    • Six 2.5mm x 10mm

    • Two 2.5mm x 18mm

  7. Gently, separate and remove the plastic palm rest. Gently, separate and remove the plastic palm rest.
    • Gently, separate and remove the plastic palm rest.

  8. Gently, disconnect the fan cable.
    • Gently, disconnect the fan cable.

  9. Unscrew and remove the two 5mm screws. Finally, remove the Fan from the rest of the laptop.
    • Unscrew and remove the two 5mm screws.

    • Finally, remove the Fan from the rest of the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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