Introduction

A dirty or broken fan may create overheating and performance issues. Accessing the fan requires some disassembly and time.

To prevent injury, make sure the laptop is unplugged before removing the battery.
  • To prevent injury, make sure the laptop is unplugged before removing the battery.

  • Flip the laptop over, bottom-side up.

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Push the switch next to the battery.
  • Push the switch next to the battery.

  • At the same time, lift the battery away from the laptop.

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Place the laptop on flat surface. Carefully open the laptop at far as it will go so that the back of screen is touching the flat surface. Carefully take a spudger and separate part of the cover at the red circle.
  • Place the laptop on flat surface.

  • Carefully open the laptop at far as it will go so that the back of screen is touching the flat surface.

  • Carefully take a spudger and separate part of the cover at the red circle.

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Remove two 4 mm Philips #00 screws. Remove two 4 mm Philips #00 screws.
  • Remove two 4 mm Philips #00 screws.

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Gently lift the keyboard away from the laptop without harming the cord that is located at the bottom of the keyboard.
  • Gently lift the keyboard away from the laptop without harming the cord that is located at the bottom of the keyboard.

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Gently pull the blue tab up until it comes away from computer. Gently pull the blue tab up until it comes away from computer. Gently pull the blue tab up until it comes away from computer.
  • Gently pull the blue tab up until it comes away from computer.

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Unscrew the 4 mm Phillips #00 screw.
  • Unscrew the 4 mm Phillips #00 screw.

  • The screw will remain attached to the cord when fully removed.

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Gently pull the blue tab to separate the screen connection from the laptop. Gently pull and disconnect the white and black cords from the power source.
  • Gently pull the blue tab to separate the screen connection from the laptop.

  • Gently pull and disconnect the white and black cords from the power source.

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Remove four 4mm #00 Philips screws from the screen hinges. Lift the screen away from the laptop.
  • Remove four 4mm #00 Philips screws from the screen hinges.

  • Lift the screen away from the laptop.

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Remove two 4 mm Philips #00 screws that connect top of laptop to base.. Remove two 4 mm Philips #00 screws that connect top of laptop to base..
  • Remove two 4 mm Philips #00 screws that connect top of laptop to base..

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Flip laptop the over and remove thirteen 6mm Philips #00 screws.
  • Flip laptop the over and remove thirteen 6mm Philips #00 screws.

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Insert the plastic opening tool in between the back and front plates of the laptop Insert the plastic opening tool in between the back and front plates of the laptop
  • Insert the plastic opening tool in between the back and front plates of the laptop

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Remove two 4 mm Philips #00 screws.
  • Remove two 4 mm Philips #00 screws.

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Remove the fan power cord
  • Remove the fan power cord

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Using your hand, lift the fan from the laptop. Using your hand, lift the fan from the laptop.
  • Using your hand, lift the fan from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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