Introduction

The cooling fan is an integral part of the laptop; if it is running loudly or poorly, it could mean that the device is at risk of overheating. Fortunately, this problem is easy to fix, and the fan itself can be replaced following this guide.

Remove back cover of the computer, by using the #1 Philips screwdriver to remove the eleven, 3mm screws around the back cover. Using the spudger, gently pry the cover away. NOTE It may be easiest to start prying from the back point where the computer folds.
  • Remove back cover of the computer, by using the #1 Philips screwdriver to remove the eleven, 3mm screws around the back cover.

  • Using the spudger, gently pry the cover away.

  • NOTE It may be easiest to start prying from the back point where the computer folds.

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Using the #1 Philips screwdriver, remove the two, 2mm screws securing the fan assembly. Using the #1 Philips screwdriver, remove the two, 2mm screws securing the fan assembly.
  • Using the #1 Philips screwdriver, remove the two, 2mm screws securing the fan assembly.

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Using your fingernails, pull the cooling fan cables loose from the motherboard. We have the tweezers pictured to allow for a clear view of components.  DO NOT use the tweezers to remove the cables, they could be damaged in the process.
  • Using your fingernails, pull the cooling fan cables loose from the motherboard.

  • We have the tweezers pictured to allow for a clear view of components. DO NOT use the tweezers to remove the cables, they could be damaged in the process.

  • Finally, lift the fan assembly away from the computer.

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Conclusion

Congratulations! You have successfully removed the cooling fan of your Dell Chromebook 13-7310. To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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