Introduction

To remove the fan, first the keyboard must be removed as well as other components such as the display.

Image 1/1: Turn off computer by pressing and holding the power button.
  • It is advised to work on the device only when it is powered off so as to avoid electrocution risks.

  • Turn off computer by pressing and holding the power button.

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  • Locate the metal hooks where the keyboard connects to the laptop and use a metal spudger to gently pry up the keyboard.

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  • Gently lift up and remove the keyboard.

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Image 1/1: Locate the twenty 3 mm Phillips head screws.
  • Turn the laptop over so that you see the bottom.

  • Locate the twenty 3 mm Phillips head screws.

  • Unscrew them using the PH0 screwdriver

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  • After unscrewing the 3 mm screws, remove the hard drive covering by lifting upward.

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  • Remove the hard drive by pulling on the plastic tab and lifting upward.

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  • Remove the covering that houses the RAM modules.

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  • Locate and unscrew the two Phillips head 3 mm screws on the wireless card.

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  • Unhook the two wires connecting to the wireless card by gently pulling them out.

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  • Gently lift and pull out the card.

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Image 1/1: Using the tweezers, unhook the wire.
  • Locate the power button connector wire. (This can be found where the keyboard sits.)

  • Using the tweezers, unhook the wire.

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  • Press and hold the lock to pop the panel piece above the keyboard and pull up to remove it.

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  • Unplug the remaining wires using the tweezers.

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  • Gently pull out the three wires.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew them using the PH0 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Unscrew them using the PH0 screwdriver.
  • Locate the four 3 mm Phillips head screws.

  • Unscrew them using the PH0 screwdriver.

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  • Unhook the display connector wire.

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  • Gently disconnect the display by pulling it upwards.

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Image 1/1: Remove it by pulling it all the way out.
  • Locate the disk drive on the side of the device.

  • Remove it by pulling it all the way out.

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  • Use the PH0 screwdriver to remove the two 3 mm Phillips head screws in the disk drive port.

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  • Locate and unplug the touchpad connection using the tweezers.

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  • Using the Opening tool, gently pry up the cover and remove it.

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  • Unplug the fan wire connection using the tweezers.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew it using the PH0 screwdriver.
  • Locate the 3 mm Phillips head screw.

  • Unscrew it using the PH0 screwdriver.

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  • Using the opening tool, gently pry up and remove the fan.

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Conclusion

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

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