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.

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

Remove the three 11.5mm PH2 screws from 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.

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

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Remove the five 7.5mm T15 screws from the cover plate. Remove the cover plate.
  • Remove the five 7.5mm T15 screws from the cover plate.

  • Remove the cover plate.

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.
  • 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.

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

Pull the fan loose from the computer.
  • Pull the fan loose from the computer.

Conclusion

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

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