Flip the computer over so that it is upside down. Slide both latches away from each other (towards the outside).
  • Flip the computer over so that it is upside down.

  • Slide both latches away from each other (towards the outside).

  • Push the battery out with your fingers.

  • The actual battery is not shown in the photograph.

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Remove highlighted screws, pry open case at highlighted spot. Remove highlighted screws, pry open case at highlighted spot.
  • Remove highlighted screws, pry open case at highlighted spot.

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There are red, yellow, and black set of wires going to a white connector. Grab the three cables and pull straight up, away from the computer. Make sure not to pull wires from connector. White connector should pop off with very little force.
  • There are red, yellow, and black set of wires going to a white connector. Grab the three cables and pull straight up, away from the computer.

  • Make sure not to pull wires from connector. White connector should pop off with very little force.

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Remove screws highlighted. Remove screws highlighted.
  • Remove screws highlighted.

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Fan should come up very easily. Grab the set of wires that you disconnected earlier and pull straight up. In our pictured fan, there are a few pieces missing.
  • Fan should come up very easily. Grab the set of wires that you disconnected earlier and pull straight up.

  • In our pictured fan, there are a few pieces missing.

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Use a cotton swab to remove dust. Also you can use compressed air, blow air from the inside out to clear dust from vent, or heat sink. Use a cotton swab to remove dust. Also you can use compressed air, blow air from the inside out to clear dust from vent, or heat sink.
  • Use a cotton swab to remove dust. Also you can use compressed air, blow air from the inside out to clear dust from vent, or heat sink.

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Conclusion

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

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