Introduction

This guide will instruct a user on how to remove the fan in order to replace a potentially faulty piece of hardware. Be sure the device is turned off and disconnected from all power sources.

Image 1/2: Use the Phillips #0 to remove four 9mm screws. Image 2/2: Use the Phillips #0 to remove seven 6mm screws.
  • Use the nylon spudger to remove the rubber pads near the hinge of the screen, then remove the screws under the pads.

  • Use the Phillips #0 to remove four 9mm screws.

  • Use the Phillips #0 to remove seven 6mm screws.

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Image 1/3: Continue to pry along the edge of the back case until the back is ready to be removed. Image 2/3: Careful when beginning to remove the case. There is a cable attached between the bottom case and the motherboard that must be properly disconnected. Image 3/3: Careful when beginning to remove the case. There is a cable attached between the bottom case and the motherboard that must be properly disconnected.
  • Use the nylon spudger to pry the back casing near the hinges for the screen.

  • Continue to pry along the edge of the back case until the back is ready to be removed.

  • Careful when beginning to remove the case. There is a cable attached between the bottom case and the motherboard that must be properly disconnected.

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Image 1/2: Now carefully pull the cable out of place and remove the entire back casing. Image 2/2: Now carefully pull the cable out of place and remove the entire back casing.
  • Use the blue plastic opening tool to lift up on the white tab that is holding the cable in place on the motherboard.

  • Now carefully pull the cable out of place and remove the entire back casing.

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  • Remove the five 6mm screws that hold the battery in place using the Phillips #0.

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  • Use the nylon spudger to pry away the blue/white wire that is positioned near your battery.

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  • Disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard by carefully pulling on the black wire at the point closest to the white tab.

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  • Remove the battery from your device.

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  • Use the Phillips #0 to remove the two 3mm screws holding the fan in place.

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Image 1/3: Once the connector is loose enough, grab the cable and carefully pull it free from your device. Image 2/3: Once the connector is loose enough, grab the cable and carefully pull it free from your device. Image 3/3: Once the connector is loose enough, grab the cable and carefully pull it free from your device.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to slowly loosen the connection cable.

  • Once the connector is loose enough, grab the cable and carefully pull it free from your device.

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Conclusion

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

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