Introduction

This guide will show you how to locate and remove the cooling fan, in order to replace the motherboard.

Turn off the computer and unplug the charge cable.
  • Turn off the computer and unplug the charge cable.

  • If the computer is on or plugged in, it could cause electric shock.

  • Turn the computer upside down.

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Remove the nine Philips #00 screws holding the back panel in place (four 5.6mm, four 7.7mm, and one 9.2mm).
  • Remove the nine Philips #00 screws holding the back panel in place (four 5.6mm, four 7.7mm, and one 9.2mm).

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Use a plastic opening tool to gently remove the back panel. Use a plastic opening tool to gently remove the back panel.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently remove the back panel.

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Unscrew the five 4.9mm screws holding the cooling fan in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the five 4.9mm screws holding the cooling fan in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Unplug the power bus for the fan.
  • Unplug the power bus for the fan.

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Lift up and remove the cooling fan from the slot.
  • Lift up and remove the cooling fan from the slot.

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Conclusion

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

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