Introduction

You will remove the back cover, remove screws from the fan and heat sink, and take out the fan from the laptop.

Parts

No parts required.

Place the laptop so the back cover is facing up.
  • Place the laptop so the back cover is facing up.

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Remove the 8 screws from the back cover using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 8 screws from the back cover using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Lift off the cover.
  • Lift off the cover.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Unplug the fan’s power cable, which is a group of black wires attached to a white plastic head on the motherboard.
  • Unplug the fan’s power cable, which is a group of black wires attached to a white plastic head on the motherboard.

  • Pull the plastic part of the cable, not the wires, so that the plug does not break.

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Remove the two screws located on opposite sides of the fan with a Phillips #00 screw driver.
  • Remove the two screws located on opposite sides of the fan with a Phillips #00 screw driver.

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The fan is permanently attached to the silver heat sink next to the RAM.
  • The fan is permanently attached to the silver heat sink next to the RAM.

  • To completely remove the parts, loosen the heat sink’s four screws with a Phillips #00 screw driver.

  • Take out the screws in the numerical order shown on the heat sink.

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Pull the fan and heat sink toward you at a 20 degree angle upward.
  • Pull the fan and heat sink toward you at a 20 degree angle upward.

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Conclusion

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

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