Introduction

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

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

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
  • 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 Safely pull the battery upwards and out from the laptop
  • 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 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.
  • 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

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Remove disc tray Locate screw within computer that is inside of where the disc tray was
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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 There will be a silver covering (in a z shape) that needs to be removed using black tweezers or a plastic opening tool
  • 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 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 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
  • Remove wiring with plastic opening tool

  • Remove fan

Conclusion

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

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