Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to replace the fan in the computer.

  1. Power laptop off and make sure it is not plugged into charger
    • Power laptop off and make sure it is not plugged into charger

    • Close laptop

    • Turn laptop over and set it down

  2. Locate battery release buttons and place thumbs on them
    • Locate battery release buttons and place thumbs on them

    • Push inward towards the center of laptop (it may take a lot of pressure). Battery should release once buttons are completely pushed in

    • Safely pull the battery upwards and out from the laptop

    • Remove rectangular rubber tops with a spudger

    • Remove the two 4.60 mm PH#1 screws located under rectangular rubber tops.

    • Remove plastic edge covering with the blue plastic opening tool.

    • Remove two 4.63 mm PH#1 screws located under plastic edge covering.

    • Use Phillips screwdriver #1

    • Remove all nine 7.09 mm PH#1 screw black screws including small rectangular cover.

    • Remove the three 7.14 mm PH#1 screws.

    • Remove the one 7.09 mm PH#1 screw that will be underneath the small rectangular cover

    • Remove disc tray

    • Locate screw within computer that is inside of where the disc tray was

    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the screw

    • Set laptop down and open laptop so the keyboard is facing you

    • Using a spudger or plastic opening tool, pry along siding of keyboard, where it connects to the rest of the laptop

    • Pry until you are able to lift entire face and keyboard

    • Only cables should be connecting it underneath

    • Disconnect/ unplug cables using plastic opening tool.

    • Separate the keyboard panel from the laptop with your hands.

    • Turn around the laptop and lay it flat.

    • Use a spudger to pry around the first layer of the silver panel until you are able to remove it

    • Only use a metal spudger as a last resort

    • Using a spudger tool, start prying around the second layer of the silver panel until you are able to remove it

    • Only use a metal spudger as a last resort

    • Remove all 6 screws (5.65 mm) from the motherboard, using Phillips screwdriver J0

    • There will be a silver covering (in a z shape) that needs to be removed using black tweezers or a plastic opening tool

    • Remove the two 5.66mm screws from the motherboard using Phillips head screwdriver J0

    • Remove entire motherboard from the laptop

    • Turn over and remove the single 5.63mm screw using a Phillips head screwdriver J0.

    • Remove wiring with plastic opening tool

    • Remove fan

Conclusion

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

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