Introduction

Use this guide will help you access the fans in order to clean or replace them.

Tools needed: size 0 Phillips head screwdriver, opening tool, metal spudger

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  • Locate the 5 clips located at the top of the keyboard. Insert a metal spudger into the clip openings on the keyboard to remove the keyboard.

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Image 1/3: In order to remove these cables, push forward the black retention clips and pull out the cables. Image 2/3: In order to remove these cables, push forward the black retention clips and pull out the cables. Image 3/3: In order to remove these cables, push forward the black retention clips and pull out the cables.
  • Before fully removing the keyboard, remove the back lighting cable and keyboard data strip.

  • In order to remove these cables, push forward the black retention clips and pull out the cables.

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  • Remove the 4mm screws located under the keyboard with the PH0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Using either your finger or a plastic opening tool, remove the back panel. Image 2/2: Using either your finger or a plastic opening tool, remove the back panel.
  • Using a PH0 screwdriver, remove the two, 4mm screws .

  • Using either your finger or a plastic opening tool, remove the back panel.

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Image 1/1: You must remove the two, 4mm screws located under the battery. Remove the battery by following these steps: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Asus+G73JH-RBBX05+Battery+Replacement/77824
  • Using the PH0 screwdriver, remove the nine, 4mm screws on the bottom of the laptop.

  • You must remove the two, 4mm screws located under the battery. Remove the battery by following these steps: Asus G73JH-RBBX05 Battery Replacement

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Image 1/1: Apply constant force in order to unhinged the panel.
  • Using a metal spudger, remove the back cover of the laptop.

  • Apply constant force in order to unhinged the panel.

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Image 1/2: Make sure you do this step for both the left and right hinges. Image 2/2: Make sure you do this step for both the left and right hinges.
  • Remove the four, 4mm screws located on both of the hinges using the PH0 screwdriver and flip open the device.

  • Make sure you do this step for both the left and right hinges.

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Image 1/2: Once the cover is completely unhinged, don't forget to detach the strips connected to the motherboard. Image 2/2: Once the cover is completely unhinged, don't forget to detach the strips connected to the motherboard.
  • Using a metal pry tool, remove the base cover

  • Once the cover is completely unhinged, don't forget to detach the strips connected to the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Before removing the fan, disconnect the cable. Image 2/3: Before removing the fan, disconnect the cable. Image 3/3: Before removing the fan, disconnect the cable.
  • Locate the fan and remove the three 2mm screws with the PH0 screwdriver.

  • Before removing the fan, disconnect the cable.

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Conclusion

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

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