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Introduction

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

Conclusion

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

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