Introduction

If your fan is either broken or not running correctly, use this guide to replace it. This repair can be completed by one person using a PH1 Philips Head Screwdriver. Keep in mind that the Asus Vivobook S500CA uses a specific model fan, which must be acquired before beginning this replacement.

Turn the device over so the back plate is facing up.
  • Turn the device over so the back plate is facing up.

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Use a Phillips Head PH1 screwdriver to remove 10 screws around the perimeter of the back plate.
  • Use a Phillips Head PH1 screwdriver to remove 10 screws around the perimeter of the back plate.

  • It may be helpful to lay out the screws in the orientation in which they are taken out, in order to help remember where they go.

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Remove the back plate by lifting it straight up.
  • Remove the back plate by lifting it straight up.

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Remove  2 (.5 cm) Phillips Head screws found around the fan and 4 (.3 cm) Phillips Head screws found around the heat sink connector. Remove  2 (.5 cm) Phillips Head screws found around the fan and 4 (.3 cm) Phillips Head screws found around the heat sink connector.
  • Remove 2 (.5 cm) Phillips Head screws found around the fan and 4 (.3 cm) Phillips Head screws found around the heat sink connector.

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Unhook the electronic connection located above the fan by pulling the white connector straight out of the brown socket.
  • Unhook the electronic connection located above the fan by pulling the white connector straight out of the brown socket.

  • This photo is for demonstration purposes only. Do not remove by pulling the wires. Instead, remove by pulling on the edges of the white socket.

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Remove the fan and connected heat sink by lifting straight out of the assembly.
  • Remove the fan and connected heat sink by lifting straight out of the assembly.

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Replace fan and follow steps 1-5 in reverse order to complete repair.
  • Replace fan and follow steps 1-5 in reverse order to complete repair.

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Conclusion

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

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