Introduction

A guide on how to remove the Fan.

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  • Turn the laptop bottom side up with the rear panel facing forward.

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  • Remove the two T8 Torx screws that secure the LED cover to the base enclosure.

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  • Turn the laptop top side up with the front facing forward. Open the screen.

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  • Locate the F1 and F2 keys near the top left corner of the keyboard.

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  • While holding the F1 and F2 keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.

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  • Locate the Pause and Scroll keys near the top right corner of the keyboard.

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  • While holding the Pause and Scroll keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.

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  • Insert a spudger between the F7 and F8 keys. Lift up to remove the LED cover.

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  • Lift the back edge of the keyboard and pull towards the screen.

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  • Pull the cable and lift up to release.

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  • Remove the keyboard.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the system board.
  • Locate the fan near the top left corner. It has three colored wires: yellow, red, and black.

  • Disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the system board.

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  • Locate and remove the four screws in the copper plate.

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  • Remove the heat spreader by pulling the whole assembly up out of the computer.

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  • Flip the computer bottom side up with the rear facing forward.

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  • Remove the six screws shown in picture.

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Image 1/1: Flip the computer top side up with the front facing you.
  • Remove battery and then remove screw in metal support on case edge

  • Flip the computer top side up with the front facing you.

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  • Lift up the palm rest from the front edge and swing it towards the screen.

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  • Locate the first connector. Disconnect by firmly pulling up.

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  • Locate the second connector. Remove by firmly pulling up.

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  • Remove the palm rest.

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  • Turn the base bottom side up.

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  • Remove the two TM 2.5mm x 8.0mm screws that secure the top cover to the base.

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  • Turn the base top side up with the front facing forward.

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  • Remove the three TM 2.5 mm x 5.0 mm screws that secure the top cover to the base.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the microphone cable from the system board.
  • Lift the top cover straight up about one inch, then slide forward until the microphone cable is exposed.

  • Disconnect the microphone cable from the system board.

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  • Remove the top cover from the base.

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  • Disconnect the fan cable from the system board.

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  • Remove the fan from the base.

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Conclusion

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

Alex Hernandez

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Remove battery FIRST before you do anything. Then remove all the screws on the back of the computer. The you can go to the front and follow all the steps afterward.

iam765 - Reply

Please DO NOT firmly remove any connectors. Most connectors have locks. In step 20 you can see the two different colors of the connector the bottom is black and the top (the lock) is brown. Each side of the lock sticks out further than the connector. One side at a time pull back on the lock. Connection should come out with no force. to reconnect, seat connection and push lock back in place. If any issues try unlocking and re-seat connection.

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