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.

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  • 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.

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  • Lift off the cover.

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Image 1/1: Pull the plastic part of the cable, not the wires, so that the plug does not break.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: To completely remove the parts, loosen the heat sink’s four screws with a Phillips #00 screw driver.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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