Introduction

To access the fan you will have already removed the back panel of the laptop.

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  • Flip the computer over.

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  • Remove all nine 5mm Phillips head screws from the back cover using #0 Phillips head.

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  • Gently use a spudger to pull the cover away from the rest of the laptop. The cover will come off after you use the tool on two or three sides.

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Image 1/1: After taking off the back panel, you will see the battery located at the bottom of the computer system. It's  black and  is clearly labeled "dell battery".
  • Make sure that the power is off.

  • After taking off the back panel, you will see the battery located at the bottom of the computer system. It's black and is clearly labeled "dell battery".

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  • Locate the battery at the bottom of the computer and remove the four 3mm screws with a Phillips #0 head that hold the battery down.

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Image 1/1: This can be done by gently pulling the connector away from the battery clip.
  • Remove the Solid State Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire.

  • This can be done by gently pulling the connector away from the battery clip.

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  • Remove the battery from the computer system by gently lifting it from the side.

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Image 1/1: The cooling fan is the curved metal piece in the top center of the laptop, opposite the battery.
  • Locate the cooling fan.

  • The cooling fan is the curved metal piece in the top center of the laptop, opposite the battery.

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  • Using your fingernail, unplug the white power cable connector to the right of the cooling fan by pushing it away from the port.

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  • Remove the four 3mm screws using a Phillips #0 head.

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  • Gently remove the fan.

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Conclusion

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

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