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Introduction

This guide will show you the process of replacing the CPU fan on the HP Envy 700-030qe desktop computer.

  1. Make sure that you are wearing your anti-static wristband. This will prevent damaging any internal parts with any built up static electricity. Unscrew the 10.5mm screw on the left of the desktop using your hand. If it is too tight you may use a torx-head screwdriver or a flat-head screwdriver.
    • Make sure that you are wearing your anti-static wristband. This will prevent damaging any internal parts with any built up static electricity.

    • Unscrew the 10.5mm screw on the left of the desktop using your hand.

    • If it is too tight you may use a torx-head screwdriver or a flat-head screwdriver.

  2. Next, remove the side panel by sliding it towards the back of the desktop and pulling up, as shown. Next, remove the side panel by sliding it towards the back of the desktop and pulling up, as shown.
    • Next, remove the side panel by sliding it towards the back of the desktop and pulling up, as shown.

  3. Remove the four 120mm Phillips #000 head, 5 mm screws holding the fan.
    • Remove the four 120mm Phillips #000 head, 5 mm screws holding the fan.

  4. Carefully pull up and disconnect the fan's power cable.
    • Carefully pull up and disconnect the fan's power cable.

  5. Remove the fan by pulling up carefully.
    • Remove the fan by pulling up carefully.

Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

Im looking to replace the fan in mine, what size would I look for, or even what model would be best?

AzyP Zero - Reply

Did you ever determine what fan to use ? I need to order one for my system.

Dennis - Reply

I bought the Philips #000 Screwdriver from iFixit as listed above. It is not even close to what is needed. That screwdriver is like a jewelers tiny Philips head. It needs a much bigger screwdriver.

Dennis - Reply

Fails to mention the most important part of the entire procedure. That would be to remove the old thermal paste from the top of the CPU with 91-99% isopropyl alcohol and re-apply new thermal paste. Short of doing this almost guarantees failure to maintain proper cooling.

Guy Martin - Reply

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