Introduction

Replacing a defective fan will stop your computer from overheating, preventing damage and increasing the life of your computer.

Remove the 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screw from the battery compartment. Remove the 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screw from the battery compartment.
  • Remove the 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screw from the battery compartment.

Locate the laptop battery release button lock Push the battery release in the direction of the arrow, and pull upward. Push the battery release in the direction of the arrow, and pull upward.
  • Locate the laptop battery release button lock

  • Push the battery release in the direction of the arrow, and pull upward.

Remove the battery from its compartment.
  • Remove the battery from its compartment.

Use an opening tool or flat tool to remove the plastic cover above the keyboard. Use an opening tool or flat tool to remove the plastic cover above the keyboard. Use an opening tool or flat tool to remove the plastic cover above the keyboard.
  • Use an opening tool or flat tool to remove the plastic cover above the keyboard.

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Remove the two 3.9mm Philips #1 screws that are holding the keyboard in place. Remove the two 3.9mm Philips #1 screws that are holding the keyboard in place.
  • Remove the two 3.9mm Philips #1 screws that are holding the keyboard in place.

Using an opening tool, carefully release the keyboard from the case. Making sure not to tear or damage the wires still connecting it to the laptop.
  • Using an opening tool, carefully release the keyboard from the case.

  • Making sure not to tear or damage the wires still connecting it to the laptop.

Carfully lift the key board. Lift only about 3 - 4 inches so that the wires holding the keyboard do not get damaged. Pull on the blue tab to unplug the keyboard.
  • Carfully lift the key board.

  • Lift only about 3 - 4 inches so that the wires holding the keyboard do not get damaged.

  • Pull on the blue tab to unplug the keyboard.

Remove the two 3.9mm Philips #1 screws from the case. Remove the two 3.9mm Philips #1 screws from the case.
  • Remove the two 3.9mm Philips #1 screws from the case.

Remove the sixteen 3.9mm Philips #1 screws from the back. Remove the sixteen 3.9mm Philips #1 screws from the back.
  • Remove the sixteen 3.9mm Philips #1 screws from the back.

Turn the computer over. Using an opening tool seperate the top cover from the rest of the frame. Do not open the computer too widely or quickly. Doing so will result in damage to the computer. Do not open the computer too widely or quickly. Doing so will result in damage to the computer.
  • Turn the computer over. Using an opening tool seperate the top cover from the rest of the frame.

  • Do not open the computer too widely or quickly. Doing so will result in damage to the computer.

Remove the 3.9 mm Philips #1 screw. Unplug the fan cable. Lift fan out of compartment to remove the fan.
  • Remove the 3.9 mm Philips #1 screw.

  • Unplug the fan cable.

  • Lift fan out of compartment to remove the fan.

Conclusion

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

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