Introduction

This guide will help in determining if the cooling fan is broken and how to fix or replace it.

Move the latch to the right of the battery to unlocked.
  • Move the latch to the right of the battery to unlocked.

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Slide the latch on the left directly below the battery to unlock and pull out the battery as shown.
  • Slide the latch on the left directly below the battery to unlock and pull out the battery as shown.

  • The latch must be held in position to remove the battery.

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Unscrew the indicated Philips screw. Screw cannot be completely removed from cover.
  • Unscrew the indicated Philips screw.

    • Screw cannot be completely removed from cover.

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Use the spudger to pry open the cover.
  • Use the spudger to pry open the cover.

    • There will be three tabs on each side except for the side with the screw.

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Unscrew the six indicated Philips screws. These screws cannot be completely removed from the cooling fan component.
  • Unscrew the six indicated Philips screws.

    • These screws cannot be completely removed from the cooling fan component.

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Unplug the shown cable attaching the cooling fan to the computer.
  • Unplug the shown cable attaching the cooling fan to the computer.

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You are now able to remove the cooling fan.
  • You are now able to remove the cooling fan.

It looks like you removed the heat sink with the fan, is it possible to remove the fan alone? How are they connected?

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How do you detach the fan at the #1 screw to switch it out and put a new fan in?

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Conclusion

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

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