Introduction

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

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

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Image 1/3: Push the battery release in the direction of the arrow, and pull upward. Image 2/3: Push the battery release in the direction of the arrow, and pull upward. Image 3/3: 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.

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  • Remove the battery from its compartment.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Making sure not to tear or damage the wires still connecting it to the laptop. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: Lift only about 3 - 4 inches so that the wires holding the keyboard do not get damaged. Image 2/3: Pull on the blue tab to unplug the keyboard. Image 3/3: 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.

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

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

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Image 1/3: Do not open the computer too widely or quickly. Doing so will result in damage to the computer. Image 2/3: Do not open the computer too widely or quickly. Doing so will result in damage to the computer. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: Unplug the fan cable. Image 2/3: Lift fan out of compartment to remove the fan. Image 3/3: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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