Introduction

Overheating is one of the main issues with computers. This guide will demonstrate how to replace the fan in your Asus Eee PC 1201N.

  1. Flip the netbook over.
    • Flip the netbook over.

    • Be sure to unplug the netbook and power off the device while working.

  2. Push open both tabs on either side of the battery.
    • Push open both tabs on either side of the battery.

    • The tab on the left will click open and stay in place until you close it.

  3. Pull the tab on the right open, while you remove battery with your other hand.
    • Pull the tab on the right open, while you remove battery with your other hand.

    • Pull the battery straight out ensuring that you don't damage any connectors.

  4. Open the netbook to find the four small grooves along the top of the keyboard. Pry the keyboard up using the plastic opening tool.
    • Open the netbook to find the four small grooves along the top of the keyboard.

    • Pry the keyboard up using the plastic opening tool.

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  6. Tilt the keyboard away from you to access  the connector. Gently push the lock toward the screen to unlock it and slide the ribbon out. Remove the keyboard.
    • Tilt the keyboard away from you to access the connector. Gently push the lock toward the screen to unlock it and slide the ribbon out.

    • Remove the keyboard.

  7. Remove the eight 6.5mm screws using the J0 Phillips head screwdriver from back of the netbook.
    • Remove the eight 6.5mm screws using the J0 Phillips head screwdriver from back of the netbook.

  8. Remove the ten 4.5 mm screws from cover plate using the J0 Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the cover plate by sliding the plastic opening tool around the entire edge of the plate.
    • Remove the ten 4.5 mm screws from cover plate using the J0 Phillips head screwdriver.

    • Remove the cover plate by sliding the plastic opening tool around the entire edge of the plate.

  9. Pull the blue tab for the touchpad connector before removing the cover plate completely.
    • Pull the blue tab for the touchpad connector before removing the cover plate completely.

  10. Remove the two 4.6 mm screws from the cover plate using the J0 Phillips head screwdriver.
    • Remove the two 4.6 mm screws from the cover plate using the J0 Phillips head screwdriver.

  11. Unplug the connector.
    • Unplug the connector.

  12. Lift up and remove the fan.
    • Lift up and remove the fan.

Conclusion

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

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