Introduction

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

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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Conclusion

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

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