Introduction

This guide will explain how to locate and replace the fan inside of the Asus X501A-RH31 laptop. This replacement guide will fix the cooling aspect of the computer.

  1. Turn the laptop over so that the back is facing upwards.
    • Turn the laptop over so that the back is facing upwards.

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  2. To unlock the left tab, make sure the tab on the left has red showing.
    • To unlock the left tab, make sure the tab on the left has red showing.

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    • To unlock the right tab, push the right slider to the left with one hand.

    • Push the battery out with the other hand.

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    • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver unscrew all nine screws from the bottom of the laptop.

      • The nine screws are 7 mm long, 4.5 mm in diameter.

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    • Turn the laptop over and open the top so the keyboard is facing you.

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    • Pry off the keyboard cover on the edge using the plastic opening tool.

    • Start from one side. Once it is lose, carry out the same procedure on the front and other side.

    • Only do little sections at a time as the keyboard may break if you attempt to take the whole thing off from a single point.

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    • Slowly lift the keyboard upward, but do not remove completely.

    • Remove the two data cables that attach the keyboard to the motherboard.

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    • Use tweezers to pull the white plastic piece up that is attached to the data cable.

    • Repeat this process for the big black cable as well.

    • Use caution when unlatching the data cables from the motherboard. The cables are extremely delicate and can break.

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    • Unscrew the three screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

      • The three screws are 5 mm in length, 4.2 mm in diameter.

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    • Unscrew the three screws on the left hand side of the big motherboard.

    • This will loosen the motherboard, which will allow for better access to the cables in the next step.

      • The three screws are 5 mm in length, 4.2 mm in diameter and Phillips head screws.

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    • Remove the connector cable attached to the bottom of the motherboard.

    • Take the black plastic spudger and press down on the lower half of the white plastic piece to remove the connector cable.

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Conclusion

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

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