Introduction

The fan in a laptop is responsible for keeping the the laptop cool so that it can properly function. Without the fan the laptop can overheat or run slowly.

Image 1/2: Pull the battery outward to remove. Image 2/2: The latches should lock in place, allowing for easy removal.
  • Slide the latches outward to release the battery.

  • Pull the battery outward to remove.

  • The latches should lock in place, allowing for easy removal.

  • The battery must be removed for safety reasons when replacing other components of the laptop.

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  • Unscrew three black 1mm screws using the PH1 Phillips-head screwdriver on the bottom of the laptop around the battery.

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Image 1/2: Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the keyboard, starting in the upper corner and working your way around. Image 2/2: Once the keyboard is pried up, do not remove the keyboard.  There is still a ribbon attaching the keyboard to the laptop.
  • Flip the laptop over and open it to expose the keyboard.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the keyboard, starting in the upper corner and working your way around.

  • Once the keyboard is pried up, do not remove the keyboard. There is still a ribbon attaching the keyboard to the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Flip up the black retaining flap on the ZIF connector and then pull the ribbon cable away. Image 2/2: Remove the keyboard from the laptop.
  • Lift the keyboard to expose the ribbon attaching the keyboard to the laptop.

  • Flip up the black retaining flap on the ZIF connector and then pull the ribbon cable away.

  • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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  • Start by prying the outer casing of the laptop using the plastic opening tool. Start from the bottom and work your way around the edges.

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Image 1/2: Remove five .75 mm screws using a PH1 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Make sure to keep track of your screws.
  • Remove the outer casing to expose the motherboard.

  • Remove five .75 mm screws using a PH1 screwdriver.

  • Make sure to keep track of your screws.

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Image 1/1: Make sure the wires attached to the WWAN card are not detached when doing this step.
  • Remove wireless wide area network (WWAN) card by sliding it out of position.

  • Make sure the wires attached to the WWAN card are not detached when doing this step.

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Image 1/2: Lift the screen up and towards yourself to detach the screen from the laptop. Image 2/2: Lift the screen up and towards yourself to detach the screen from the laptop.
  • Unscrew the two 0.9 mm screws that are holding down the screen.

  • Lift the screen up and towards yourself to detach the screen from the laptop.

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  • Lay the screen down and pry the left corner of the plastic casing that is located behind the screen.

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Image 1/1: In this step you are trying to pull the motherboard out from the VGA socket it is attached to in the back left corner of the laptop.
  • While holding screen, remove the motherboard by wiggling it around and pulling outwards.

  • In this step you are trying to pull the motherboard out from the VGA socket it is attached to in the back left corner of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Remove the fan by gently lifting the component upwards. Image 2/2: Remove the fan by gently lifting the component upwards.
  • Unscrew the two black 0.5 mm screws holding the fan in place.

  • Remove the fan by gently lifting the component upwards.

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Conclusion

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

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