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. 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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  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

Conclusion

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

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