Introduction

This repair will be needed in circumstances where the heatsink fan is not turning on and causing the computer to power itself down. Replacing the heatsink fan with a new one should correct the overheating power downs.

  1. Turn the laptop upside down and position it as shown in the image.
    • Turn the laptop upside down and position it as shown in the image.

  2. Slide the locking switch towards the open lock picture.
    • Slide the locking switch towards the open lock picture.

    • Hold the release switch in the unlocked position while simultaneously pushing the battery away from the laptop.

    • Once the laptop is disengaged, completely remove the battery from the laptop.

    • Remove the single 3mm Phillips #0 screw holding on the plastic cover.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry off the plastic cover.

    • Remove all four 3mm Phillips #0 screws holding in the fan.

    • Remove the tape from the top of the fan

    • Gently remove the fan from the metal housing.

    • Disconnect the cable with tweezers.

Conclusion

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

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