Using a T4 Torx Screwdriver, unscrew the screws at the marked locations.
  • Using a T4 Torx Screwdriver, unscrew the screws at the marked locations.

  • Place the screws into a container as to not lose them.

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Using your iFixit Opening Tool, carefully slide it between the back panel.
  • Using your iFixit Opening Tool, carefully slide it between the back panel.

  • Lift the back plate of your ASUS ZenBook UX31E and place it to the side.

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Disconnect the ribbon between the IO and the motherboard on both sides. Disconnect the ribbon between the IO and the motherboard on both sides.
  • Disconnect the ribbon between the IO and the motherboard on both sides.

To remove the ribbon, use a spudger to lift up the black plactic tab which holds the cable

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Disconnect the fan connector from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the fan connector from the motherboard.

  • Pull up the clips on the ribbon connectors.

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Unscrew the two screws that are across from each other. Unscrew the two screws that are across from each other.
  • Unscrew the two screws that are across from each other.

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Using a plastic opening tool, lift the fan off of the laptop. You can now use your hands and carefully pull the fan off the laptop.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, lift the fan off of the laptop.

  • You can now use your hands and carefully pull the fan off the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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This guide does not explain how to replace the fan, but how to remove the fan.

How do you insert a new fan? (Specifically, how do you remove the fan from the component of which it is a part?)

Thank you in advance.

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