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.

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  2. Unscrew the two 4mm screws from the plastic covering.
    • 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.

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    • 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

      • Two 2.5mm x 18mm

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    • Gently, separate and remove the plastic palm rest.

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    • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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