Introduction

This guide details how to replace the fan on an HP 15-d076nr. If your laptop overheats or is producing unusual noise, this may be the guide for you.

Image 1/1: Locate the left and right switches at the bottom of the laptop.
  • Orient the laptop upside down so that the back of the laptop, where the battery is located, faces you.

  • Locate the left and right switches at the bottom of the laptop.

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  • Move the right switch to the left so that the orange unlock symbol is showing.

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  • Move the left switch to the right, covering the battery symbol, and hold.

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  • While holding the left switch in place, slide the battery towards you and away from the laptop.

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  • Re-orient the laptop, so that the back of the laptop faces away from you.

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Image 1/1: Loosen the small screw using a Philips # 1 screwdriver.
  • Locate the small screw on the panel at the center of the laptop.

  • Loosen the small screw using a Philips # 1 screwdriver.

  • The screw does not come free from the panel. It only needs to be loosened enough so that the panel can be lifted/pried.

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Image 1/2: Pull the panel away from the laptop and set it off to the side. Image 2/2: Pull the panel away from the laptop and set it off to the side.
  • Carefully pry the middle panel up using a plastic spudger, or other prying tool .

  • Pull the panel away from the laptop and set it off to the side.

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Image 1/2: If there is also a white wire attached, both black and white wires will need to be removed from the wireless card. Image 2/2: If there is also a white wire attached, both black and white wires will need to be removed from the wireless card.
  • Gently wiggle and lift the black antenna wire away from the wireless card.

  • If there is also a white wire attached, both black and white wires will need to be removed from the wireless card.

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Image 1/3: Carefully remove the 2.0x3.0mm screw using a Philips #0 screwdriver. Image 2/3: Carefully remove the 2.0x3.0mm screw using a Philips #0 screwdriver. Image 3/3: Carefully remove the 2.0x3.0mm screw using a Philips #0 screwdriver.
  • Locate the Phillips 2.0x3.0mm screw on the upper left corner of the wireless card.

  • Carefully remove the 2.0x3.0mm screw using a Philips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Slide the wireless card to the left to remove it from the socket.

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  • Locate the RAM in the exposed area.

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Image 1/3: Slide the latches away from the RAM using a plastic spudger. Image 2/3: The RAM might spring out. Image 3/3: The RAM might spring out.
  • Locate the latches on the RAM.

  • Slide the latches away from the RAM using a plastic spudger.

  • The RAM might spring out.

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  • Remove the RAM.

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Image 1/3: Pry up the black tabs on the connectors and disconnect both of the ribbon cables. Image 2/3: Pry up the black tabs on the connectors and disconnect both of the ribbon cables. Image 3/3: Pry up the black tabs on the connectors and disconnect both of the ribbon cables.
  • Locate the ribbon cables.

  • Pry up the black tabs on the connectors and disconnect both of the ribbon cables.

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Image 1/2: Remove the Phillips PM2.5×6.5 screw using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Continue using a Phillips #0 screwdriver for the rest of this guide, and subsequent guides.
  • Locate the DVD drive screw.

  • Remove the Phillips PM2.5×6.5 screw using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Continue using a Phillips #0 screwdriver for the rest of this guide, and subsequent guides.

  • Take the screw and place it in a container so as to not lose it.

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Image 1/2: Take the DVD drive in one hand, and using the plastic spludger, push the tab down, and out. Image 2/2: Take the DVD drive in one hand, and using the plastic spludger, push the tab down, and out.
  • Push down the tab that is located by the DVD drive screw.

  • Take the DVD drive in one hand, and using the plastic spludger, push the tab down, and out.

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  • Remove the fourteen Phillips PM2.5×6.0 screws, and place them in a separate container.

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Image 1/3: Gently, remove the laptop cover/keyboard from the laptop using the plastic spudger. Image 2/3: When you remove the cover/keyboard, the laptop will become top heavy. Image 3/3: When you remove the cover/keyboard, the laptop will become top heavy.
  • Flip the laptop over, and open it as if you were using it.

  • Gently, remove the laptop cover/keyboard from the laptop using the plastic spudger.

  • When you remove the cover/keyboard, the laptop will become top heavy.

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Image 1/1: Pull the cable from its routing until it is free.
  • Disconnect the monitor cable, using the plastic spudger, and pry it upwards.

  • Pull the cable from its routing until it is free.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the red-black-white speaker cable located in the lower left corner. Image 2/2: Disconnect the red-black-white speaker cable located in the lower left corner.
  • Lift the black tabs, and disconnect the three ribbon cables.

  • Disconnect the red-black-white speaker cable located in the lower left corner.

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Image 1/2: Place the screws in a separate container. Image 2/2: Remove the card reader.
  • Remove the three Phillips PM2.5×4.0 screws on the card reader in the bottom left corner.

  • Place the screws in a separate container.

  • Remove the card reader.

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  • Remove the five Phillips PM2.5×5.0 screws on the motherboard.

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  • Remove the Phillips PM2.5×5.0 screw located on the fan, in the upper right corner.

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Image 1/2: Do not completely remove the motherboard. Simply lift it. There is a black cable on the bottom of the motherboard that is anchoring it. Image 2/2: Do not completely remove the motherboard. Simply lift it. There is a black cable on the bottom of the motherboard that is anchoring it.
  • Carefully lift up the motherboard.

  • Do not completely remove the motherboard. Simply lift it. There is a black cable on the bottom of the motherboard that is anchoring it.

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Image 1/1: Carefully grip the cable, and pull downward to remove it.
  • Locate the cable on the underside of the motherboard, in its lower right corner.

  • Carefully grip the cable, and pull downward to remove it.

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  • Flip the motherboard over.

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Image 1/1: Grab the charge port cable's connector, and wiggle it to remove it.
  • Locate the charge port cable connection point on the motherboard.

  • Grab the charge port cable's connector, and wiggle it to remove it.

  • Set the board off to the side.

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Image 1/2: The screws do not come out. They are retained by the heat sink. Image 2/2: The screws do not come out. They are retained by the heat sink.
  • Carefully loosen the four screws on the processor heat sink.

  • The screws do not come out. They are retained by the heat sink.

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Image 1/1: You may need to wiggle it
  • Disconnect the red-yellow-blue-black cable, next to the fan, on the motherboard.

  • You may need to wiggle it

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  • Remove the fan.

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Conclusion

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

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