Introduction

There will be prerequisites that you need to be complete before displacing the cooling fan.

Turn the laptop on its backside with the stickers and barcode facing you.
  • Turn the laptop on its backside with the stickers and barcode facing you.

  • Locate the latches on the top left corner.

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In order to unlock the battery, slide the vertical latch downward where it indicates the unlocking icon.
  • In order to unlock the battery, slide the vertical latch downward where it indicates the unlocking icon.

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Slide the horizontal latch to the right to pop open the battery pack.
  • Slide the horizontal latch to the right to pop open the battery pack.

  • Put the battery pack in a safe and secure place.

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Remove the five identical 3/16" Phillips screws that secures the hard drive and memory cover using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the five identical 3/16" Phillips screws that secures the hard drive and memory cover using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

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Lift up the base cover from the the top with your hands to a 90 degree angle.
  • Lift up the base cover from the the top with your hands to a 90 degree angle.

  • Remove the base cover and place it in a safe and dry place.

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Remove the 1/4" Phillip screw located at the top right of the Hard Drive using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver .
  • Remove the 1/4" Phillip screw located at the top right of the Hard Drive using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver .

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Remove the Hard Drive component from its compartment. To do so, slide the component downward away from the battery pack. Lift the Hard Drive to a 90 degree angle and out of its slot. Place the Hard Drive in a designated zone.
  • Remove the Hard Drive component from its compartment. To do so, slide the component downward away from the battery pack.

  • Lift the Hard Drive to a 90 degree angle and out of its slot.

  • Place the Hard Drive in a designated zone.

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Remove the 3/16" screw located at the bottom left corner of the WiFi card using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3/16" screw located at the bottom left corner of the WiFi card using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

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Locate the black and white cables attached to the WiFi card.
  • Locate the black and white cables attached to the WiFi card.

  • Gently wiggle the black cable until it detaches from the WiFi card.

  • Repeat the previous step for the white cable.

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Gently, remove the Wifi card from its slot, and place it in a dry and safe place.
  • Gently, remove the Wifi card from its slot, and place it in a dry and safe place.

  • Turn the laptop with the keyboard compartment facing up.

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Remove the five identical 9/32" Phillips Screws located under the battery and both upper corners using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the five identical 9/32" Phillips Screws located under the battery and both upper corners using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

  • Remove the 9/32" Phillips Screw fastening the Optical Disc Drive with a Phillips #0 Screwdriver

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Using your hands, gently slide the Optical Drive out of the slot.
  • Using your hands, gently slide the Optical Drive out of the slot.

  • Set the Optical Drive in a safe designated area.

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Flip the Device so the keyboard and display screen are faced upright.
  • Flip the Device so the keyboard and display screen are faced upright.

  • Lift up the media button board cover using the Heavy Duty Spudger. Apply a minimum amount of upward force to the media button board cover at the right bottom corner. Starting from the right, continuously lift the cover to the left edge until completely separated.

  • Do not lift up the media button board cover too much, it’s still connected to the motherboard. Set the media button board cover upside down on the keyboard.

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Disconnect the dark colored locking tab by pulling at a 90 degree angle, and then slightly pull away the ribbon from the locking tab.
  • Disconnect the dark colored locking tab by pulling at a 90 degree angle, and then slightly pull away the ribbon from the locking tab.

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Lift up the keyboard with the Spudger. Rotate the keyboard until its faced down on top of its base.
  • Lift up the keyboard with the Spudger. Rotate the keyboard until its faced down on top of its base.

  • The keyboard is still connected to the access keyboard connector, so do not attempt to detach the keyboard from the laptop, yet.

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Disconnect the brown-colored locking tab by pulling at a 90 degree angle and slightly pulling away from the locking tab.
  • Disconnect the brown-colored locking tab by pulling at a 90 degree angle and slightly pulling away from the locking tab.

  • Do not apply too much force to the locking tab, because a damaged connector will disable the keyboard.

  • Remove the keyboard, and placed it in a safe and dry place.

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Locate the three LCD connectors.
  • Locate the three LCD connectors.

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Use the pointy end of the Spudger to gently pry each side of the LCD connector until they are detached from their respective ports. Do not pull with excessive force, since it could damage the LCD cable plug-in. Do not pull with excessive force, since it could damage the LCD cable plug-in.
  • Use the pointy end of the Spudger to gently pry each side of the LCD connector until they are detached from their respective ports.

  • Do not pull with excessive force, since it could damage the LCD cable plug-in.

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Using the flat edge of the Spudger, disconnect the big white LCD cable connector by slightly pulling on it until it's detached from its respective port.
  • Using the flat edge of the Spudger, disconnect the big white LCD cable connector by slightly pulling on it until it's detached from its respective port.

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Using the Tweezers pull out the black and white cables located at the right side of the laptop.
  • Using the Tweezers pull out the black and white cables located at the right side of the laptop.

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Remove the two 9/32" screws on the top left and right corners using a #0 Phillips Screwdriver. Lift the entire display screen straight up using both hands.
  • Remove the two 9/32" screws on the top left and right corners using a #0 Phillips Screwdriver.

  • Lift the entire display screen straight up using both hands.

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Turn the laptop upside down.
  • Turn the laptop upside down.

  • Remove ten 9/32" screws with a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

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Flip the laptop over.
  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Remove the three 9/32"screws that secures the top cover with a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

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Gently disconnect the two ribbons from the motherboard using the black tweezers.
  • Gently disconnect the two ribbons from the motherboard using the black tweezers.

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Separate the top cover from the base using the Heavy Duty Spudger. Insert the Heavy Duty Spudger in between the keyboard base and the base of the laptop with a minimum amount of force to separate them. Follow this procedure around the perimeter until the parts are separated.
  • Separate the top cover from the base using the Heavy Duty Spudger. Insert the Heavy Duty Spudger in between the keyboard base and the base of the laptop with a minimum amount of force to separate them. Follow this procedure around the perimeter until the parts are separated.

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Remove the 3/16" screw securing the motherboard with a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3/16" screw securing the motherboard with a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

when you are handling the motherboard you must observe electrostatic discharge precaution otherwise you will destroy the motherboard the author forgot to mention that do not attempt this repair without an anti-static wrist strap that must be tied into earth ground of a three-pronged electrical outlet

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Cautiously disconnect the USB Board Cable that is situated on the top right corner of the motherboard.
  • Cautiously disconnect the USB Board Cable that is situated on the top right corner of the motherboard.

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Disconnect the modem cable located at the bottom right of the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the modem cable located at the bottom right of the motherboard.

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Cautiously remove the motherboard and lie it down.
  • Cautiously remove the motherboard and lie it down.

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Loosen the four 13/32" screws that connects the cooling fan to the motherboard using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • Loosen the four 13/32" screws that connects the cooling fan to the motherboard using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

  • The four 13/32" Phillip screws do not come off the metal fan support. Do not force to take the screws off, else the screw attachment can get damaged.

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Disconnect the fan cable  from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard.

  • Do not pull on the fan cable will excessive force. It will result with a non-working cooling fan and a damaged wire.

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Carefully lift up and remove the cooling fan using your hands, and place it in a dry and safe zone.
  • Carefully lift up and remove the cooling fan using your hands, and place it in a dry and safe zone.

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Conclusion

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

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