Introduction

The brushless motor fan is designed to remove heat from the components inside your laptop and is crucial to prevent overheating. Overheating can cause permanent damage and possibly render the laptop useless.

Remove the two no-slip covers on the rear, bottom side using spudger shown in top center of picture.
  • Remove the two no-slip covers on the rear, bottom side using spudger shown in top center of picture.

  • The two in the front do not have to be removed as there are no screws underneath them.

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Remove the two cover tabs towards center of the bottom as there are screws underneath them.
  • Remove the two cover tabs towards center of the bottom as there are screws underneath them.

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Remove all fourteen 4.5 mm screws from the bottom using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Each location is marked by a red circle in the picture.
  • Remove all fourteen 4.5 mm screws from the bottom using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Each location is marked by a red circle in the picture.

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Separate the top cover by using a spudger to go around the sides freeing the inside latches.
  • Separate the top cover by using a spudger to go around the sides freeing the inside latches.

  • Once the bottom is free, carefully open to the inside as there are two ribbons that connect your keyboard and touch pad to the top cover.

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Use the spudger to detach the two ribbons from their connectors. The regular black nylon spudger should be used whenever possible, especially around sensitive internal components.
  • Use the spudger to detach the two ribbons from their connectors.

  • The regular black nylon spudger should be used whenever possible, especially around sensitive internal components.

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Remove the three 4.5 mm Phillips #0 screws holding the fan in place. Remove the three 4.5 mm Phillips #0 screws holding the fan in place.
  • Remove the three 4.5 mm Phillips #0 screws holding the fan in place.

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Gently detach the connector with a spudger and the fan is free to be removed.
  • Gently detach the connector with a spudger and the fan is free to be removed.

  • The regular black nylon spudger should be used whenever possible, especially around sensitive internal components.

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Conclusion

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

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