Introduction

This guide explains how to remove the fans of the Asus ROG Strix GL702VM-BHI7N09 for replacement. Any of the three fans in the laptop can be replaced following these instructions.

Flip the laptop over to the back panel, with the serial numbers facing up. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the ten 12 mm screws from the back panel.
  • Flip the laptop over to the back panel, with the serial numbers facing up.

  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the ten 12 mm screws from the back panel.

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The snap seals don't need a lot of pressure to open, and may break if forced. Be gentle with the opening tool. Wedge the sharp edge of the plastic opening tool into the seam between the back panel and the rest of the laptop, then gently pry the panel up. There will be a snapping sound as you remove the back panel, but that is just the seal loosening.
  • The snap seals don't need a lot of pressure to open, and may break if forced. Be gentle with the opening tool.

  • Wedge the sharp edge of the plastic opening tool into the seam between the back panel and the rest of the laptop, then gently pry the panel up.

    • There will be a snapping sound as you remove the back panel, but that is just the seal loosening.

  • Continue breaking the seals by sliding the plastic opening tool around the entire laptop under the seam until the back panel is free.

  • Once you have broken all the seals, carefully lift the panel off.

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Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the four indicated 4 mm screws that hold the black fan and the silver one adjacent to it.
  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the four indicated 4 mm screws that hold the black fan and the silver one adjacent to it.

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The smaller black fan must be removed before the larger gray fan on the right can be taken out.
  • The smaller black fan must be removed before the larger gray fan on the right can be taken out.

  • To remove the black fan, pull gently on the connecting cables outlined.

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Unplug the white connector by gently pulling the cables.
  • Unplug the white connector by gently pulling the cables.

  • Lift off the gray fan.

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Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the two indicated 4 mm screws from the other gray fan.
  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the two indicated 4 mm screws from the other gray fan.

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Unplug the white connector by gently pulling it towards the center of the computer. Lift the fan out of the body of the laptop to remove it. Lift the fan out of the body of the laptop to remove it.
  • Unplug the white connector by gently pulling it towards the center of the computer.

  • Lift the fan out of the body of the laptop to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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