Introduction

My computer is heating up! Is it catching a fever? What can I do to keep it at its normal temperature? Replacing the fan should not be too difficult.

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  • Use your hands to unclip the plastic snaps on the back panel of the device.

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Image 1/1: The screws will not fall out of the back panel, but they will unscrew to release the back panel.
  • Remove the three 11.5mm PH2 screws from the back panel.

  • The screws will not fall out of the back panel, but they will unscrew to release the back panel.

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  • Now, take the back panel off by pulling at it gently with your hands.

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Image 1/2: Remove the cover plate. Image 2/2: Remove the cover plate.
  • Remove the five 7.5mm T15 screws from the cover plate.

  • Remove the cover plate.

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Image 1/2: Be gentle when you separate wired connections. Pulling on the wires can damage them. Image 2/2: Be gentle when you separate wired connections. Pulling on the wires can damage them.
  • Use your hands to separate the fan's wired connection to the motherboard. Use your hands to gently pull the plastic piece at the ends of the wires.

  • Be gentle when you separate wired connections. Pulling on the wires can damage them.

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  • Remove the three 8mm T15 screws from the fan.

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  • Pull the fan loose from the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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