Introduction

We are going to teach you how to remove/replace the Fan and Heat Sink of your Asus U50F-RBBAG05 .

Turn the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.
  • Turn the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.

  • Slide the tabs on either side of the battery away from the battery, toward the edges of the laptop.

  • Slide the left tab to the left to lock it into the unlocked position. Red showing next to the tab signifies that it's unlocked.

  • You will have to hold the right tab to the right to keep it unlocked while removing the battery.

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Hold down the tab on the right while sliding the battery out. Remove the battery.
  • Hold down the tab on the right while sliding the battery out.

  • Remove the battery.

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Remove 6 screws
  • Remove 6 screws

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Pry the lower panel up with your fingernail/spudger.
  • Pry the lower panel up with your fingernail/spudger.

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Lift up and remove Lift up and remove
  • Lift up and remove

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Remove the 2 screws on the fan Remove the 4 screws on the heat sink
  • Remove the 2 screws on the fan

  • Remove the 4 screws on the heat sink

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Remove 1 Bundled  Cable Connector:  Pull the cable away from the connector in the same direction as the individual wires are running.
  • Remove 1 Bundled Cable Connector: Pull the cable away from the connector in the same direction as the individual wires are running.

  • Pull evenly on the full width of the cable so that no individual wires are overly strained.

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Pull up the heat sink a bit and then pull back (there's an overhanging piece of the lower panel near the fan that you have to scoot out of) Then lift and remove the whole device
  • Pull up the heat sink a bit and then pull back (there's an overhanging piece of the lower panel near the fan that you have to scoot out of)

  • Then lift and remove the whole device

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Conclusion

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

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