Introduction

Use this guide to replace noisy or malfunctioning GPU fan in the Asus Zenbook UX32VD.

Parts

No parts required.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pry along the perimeter of the bottom panel until it can be easily removed. Remove the bottom panel from the body of the laptop. Set aside the bottom panel.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry along the perimeter of the bottom panel until it can be easily removed.

  • Remove the bottom panel from the body of the laptop.

  • Set aside the bottom panel.

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  • Use the tip of your spudger or your fingernail to open the ZIF connector on the I/O board.

    • Be sure to pry up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.

  • Remove the metallic ribbon cable from the connector .

    • No force is needed to remove or insert the cable.

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Remove the 3 (4mm) fan screws with a  Phillips #0 Screwdriver Remove the 3 (4mm) fan screws with a  Phillips #0 Screwdriver Remove the 3 (4mm) fan screws with a  Phillips #0 Screwdriver

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Unplug the bundled cable connector. Move the fan as shown in the first picture to better access the connector. Pull the cable away from the connector in the same direction as the individual wires are running.
  • Unplug the bundled cable connector.

    • Move the fan as shown in the first picture to better access the connector.

  • Pull the cable away from the connector in the same direction as the individual wires are running.

    • Pull evenly on the full width of the cable so that no individual wires are overly strained.

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Remove the fan completely.
  • Remove the fan completely.

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Conclusion

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

Miguel Angel Felix

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