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.

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.

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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.
  • 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.

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Remove the single 3mm Phillips #0 screw holding on the plastic cover. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry off the plastic cover. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry off the plastic cover.
  • Remove the single 3mm Phillips #0 screw holding on the plastic cover.

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

The visuals here contradict those of the previous step. If it's important to remove the battery before removing the bottom cover, why show the battery still in place here? Also, telling the reader to turn the laptop over is confusing because it should have already been turned over for removing the battery.

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Good job providing a picture with the battery out, although it does reappear in the next two pictures...

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Remove all four 3mm Phillips #0 screws holding in the fan. Remove the tape from the top of the fan Remove the tape from the top of the fan
  • Remove all four 3mm Phillips #0 screws holding in the fan.

  • Remove the tape from the top of the fan

The second picture would be more effective if you showed a hand pulling the tape back. Right now it's a bit tough to figure out what we're supposed to see.

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Seems like it would help to provide a picture of the fan fully removed from the device.

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Gently remove the fan from the metal housing. Disconnect the cable with tweezers. Disconnect the cable with tweezers.
  • Gently remove the fan from the metal housing.

  • Disconnect the cable with tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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