Introduction

Unplug your device from any power source and turn off your laptop before beginning.

Image 1/2: You must remove eleven screws. Image 2/2: Four 9mm screws with the PH0 screwdriver.
  • Use the spudger to pry off the two rubber feet near the hinge of the laptop. This will reveal two hidden 9mm screws.

  • You must remove eleven screws.

    • Four 9mm screws with the PH0 screwdriver.

    • Seven 6mm screws with the PH0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Pry around the seam of the laptop with the plastic opening tool until the backing begins to pull apart. Image 2/3: When you lift the bottom cover, there is a cable connected between the motherboard and the bottom cover. Be careful not to pull the cable loose! Image 3/3: When you lift the bottom cover, there is a cable connected between the motherboard and the bottom cover. Be careful not to pull the cable loose!
  • Use the spudger to pry the corners of the laptop near the display hinges.

  • Pry around the seam of the laptop with the plastic opening tool until the backing begins to pull apart.

  • When you lift the bottom cover, there is a cable connected between the motherboard and the bottom cover. Be careful not to pull the cable loose!

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Image 1/2: Pull the cable outwards. Image 2/2: Pull the cable outwards.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift the white tab up at the connection.

  • Pull the cable outwards.

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  • Remove the two 3mm screws with the PH0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: After the cable is slightly pulled from the connection, grab the cable and pull it outwards. Image 2/2: After the cable is slightly pulled from the connection, grab the cable and pull it outwards.
  • Use your fingernails to slowly loosen the fan connection cable.

  • After the cable is slightly pulled from the connection, grab the cable and pull it outwards.

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Conclusion

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

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