Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Flip the laptop over, bottom-side up.
  • To prevent injury, make sure the laptop is unplugged before removing the battery.

  • Flip the laptop over, bottom-side up.

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Image 1/1: At the same time, lift the battery away from the laptop.
  • Push the switch next to the battery.

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

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Image 1/3: Carefully open the laptop at far as it will go so that the back of screen is touching the flat surface. Image 2/3: Carefully take a spudger and separate part of the cover at the red circle. Image 3/3: 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.

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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.

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

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Image 1/1: The screw will remain attached to the cord when fully removed.
  • Unscrew the 4 mm Phillips #00 screw.

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

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Image 1/2: Gently pull and disconnect the white and black cords from the power source. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Lift the screen away from the laptop. Image 2/2: 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..

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  • 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

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  • Remove two 4 mm Philips #00 screws.

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  • Remove the fan power cord

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  • 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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