Introduction

The cooling fan keeps the devices internal components from overheating during operation. It is located in the rear center of the base next to the exhaust vent.

Image 1/3: Remove the ten 7.5mm screws that secure the back panel with the Phillips #0 head Image 2/3: Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back panel. Image 3/3: Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back panel.
  • Before disassembling your laptop, be sure it is powered off.

  • Remove the ten 7.5mm screws that secure the back panel with the Phillips #0 head

  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back panel.

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Image 1/2: Remove the Hard Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire Image 2/2: Remove the Hard Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire
  • Remove the two 3mm screws with the Phillips #0 head that hold down the battery.

  • Remove the Hard Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire

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  • Gently remove the battery from the rest of the device.

In the official service manual, they also recommend the following after removing battery.:

"Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds, to ground the system board."

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  • Remove the cord that runs from system board to the I/O board.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the fan wire from the system board. Image 2/2: Disconnect the fan wire from the system board.
  • Remove the 3mm and 4mm screws holding down fan with the Phillips #0 head.

  • Disconnect the fan wire from the system board.

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  • Lift the fan from the rest of the device by picking up a single side and separating it from device.

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Conclusion

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

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