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Introduction

This guide is meant to remedy a faulty fan. Signs of a defective fan include overheating, rapid battery power depletion or grinding noises. This guide involves many small parts, do not lose track of these because they are necessary for reassembly.

Image 1/3: Push the two locking latches  to the unlocked position. Image 2/3: Push the cover toward the top of the computer and lift up. Image 3/3: Push the cover toward the top of the computer and lift up.
  • Place computer with the screen down on a flat surface.

  • Push the two locking latches to the unlocked position.

  • Push the cover toward the top of the computer and lift up.

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Image 1/2: Pull the plastic cover off of the stand. Image 2/2: Pull the plastic cover off of the stand.
  • Press locking latch on the bottom of the base of the stand.

  • Pull the plastic cover off of the stand.

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Image 1/2: Tilt stand and lift up to remove it. Image 2/2: Tilt stand and lift up to remove it.
  • Use a Torx T15 driver and stick it through the holes on the stand in order to remove the two 12mm screws on the back of the main unit.

  • Tilt stand and lift up to remove it.

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Image 1/2: Pull the back panel toward the bottom of the device to remove it. Image 2/2: Pull the back panel toward the bottom of the device to remove it.
  • Use a Torx T15 driver to remove the single 10mm screw on the back panel.

  • Pull the back panel toward the bottom of the device to remove it.

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  • Disconnect these two power connectors on the motherboard, one connector is white and the other is black. You can identify the correct wires by their braided colors: red, yellow, blue, and black.

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Image 1/2: Pull the fan assembly up from the case to remove it. Image 2/2: Pull the fan assembly up from the case to remove it.
  • Use a Torx T15 driver to remove the three 6mm screws surrounding the fan assembly.

  • Pull the fan assembly up from the case to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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