Introduction

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

It is advised to work on the device only when it is powered off so as to avoid electrocution risks.
  • 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. Locate the metal hooks where the keyboard connects to the laptop and use a metal spudger to gently pry up the keyboard.
  • 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.
  • Gently lift up and remove the keyboard.

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Turn the laptop over so that you see the bottom.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gently lift and pull out the card.

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Locate the power button connector wire. (This can be found where the keyboard sits.)
  • 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. Press and hold the lock to pop the panel piece above the keyboard and pull up to remove it.
  • 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. Unplug the remaining wires using the tweezers.
  • Unplug the remaining wires using the tweezers.

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Gently pull out the three wires.
  • Gently pull out the three wires.

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Locate the four 3 mm Phillips head screws. 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.
  • Unhook the display connector wire.

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Gently disconnect the display by pulling it upwards.
  • Gently disconnect the display by pulling it upwards.

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Locate the disk drive on the side of the device.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Using the Opening tool, gently pry up the cover and remove it. Using the Opening tool, gently pry up the cover and remove it.
  • Using the Opening tool, gently pry up the cover and remove it.

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Unplug the fan wire connection using the tweezers.
  • Unplug the fan wire connection using the tweezers.

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Locate the 3 mm Phillips head screw.
  • 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. Using the opening tool, gently pry up and remove the fan.
  • 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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