Introduction

This guide requires removal of 3x3mm screws from the fan assembly.

The yellow circle represents the rubber covering that protects the screw. And the red circle represents the screws. Flip the laptop  such that the base of the laptop should face you. Remove the rubber covering with help of any sharp pointed object and then unscrew the screw.
  • The yellow circle represents the rubber covering that protects the screw. And the red circle represents the screws.

  • Flip the laptop such that the base of the laptop should face you. Remove the rubber covering with help of any sharp pointed object and then unscrew the screw.

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Using a plastic opening tool or the spudger to separate the keyboard from the frame of the laptop. Gently lower the keyboard towards you to expose the wires attached beneath. Gently lower the keyboard towards you to expose the wires attached beneath.
  • Using a plastic opening tool or the spudger to separate the keyboard from the frame of the laptop.

  • Gently lower the keyboard towards you to expose the wires attached beneath.

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Lift the black flap in the left black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon gently towards you until it is disconnected. Lift the white flap in the right black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon towards you until it is disconnected. Lift the white flap in the right black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon towards you until it is disconnected.
  • Lift the black flap in the left black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon gently towards you until it is disconnected.

  • Lift the white flap in the right black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon towards you until it is disconnected.

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Lift keyboard slightly and remove the strip gently so is not damaging any parts . The tape has no function other than to keep the wire tucked away.
  • Lift keyboard slightly and remove the strip gently so is not damaging any parts . The tape has no function other than to keep the wire tucked away.

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Keyboard is now detached from the laptop and can be placed to the side.
  • Keyboard is now detached from the laptop and can be placed to the side.

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Remove the 3 screws around the fan, indicated by red circles in the picture. Using your fingers or the spudger, disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the motherboard.  The connector is indicated by the orange rectangle in the picture. Using your fingers or the spudger, disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the motherboard.  The connector is indicated by the orange rectangle in the picture.
  • Remove the 3 screws around the fan, indicated by red circles in the picture.

  • Using your fingers or the spudger, disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the motherboard. The connector is indicated by the orange rectangle in the picture.

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Gently remove fan.
  • Gently remove fan.

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Conclusion

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

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