Introduction

This guide will help with the replacement of the laptop fan. Steps 8-11 are included for the disassembly of the HP Pavilion G60-235DX, and are not necessary for the replacement of the laptop fan.

  1. Please turn the power of your device off. If not, it may cause a damage to the computer's hard drive and the person.
    • Please turn the power of your device off. If not, it may cause a damage to the computer's hard drive and the person.

    • Slide the lock to remove the battery

    • After removing the battery, you can find 8 screws where battery were placed. Unscrew those 8 screws.

  2. Do not force if the frame is not coming out. It may break the clip of the frame.
    • Do not force if the frame is not coming out. It may break the clip of the frame.

    • After the screws from battery house are removed, open the laptop to remove the keyboard frame.

    • Approach the frame on the side by using the prying tool. Carefully remove the clip. Watch out not to break the clip.

    • Then use the prying tool to carefully remove the frame from the top. Be careful not to break the clip.

    • Then, press the button located top of the touch pad to completely remove the frame from the bottom of the frame.

    • When the frame is removed, keyboard will be free to be removed. There is cable ribbon to be removed. Gently pull out the ribbon from where it is plugged.

    • The keyboard is now detached from the computer.

    • Unplug two wires by gently pulling it out.

    • Then remove two wires from the clip that was holding the wire in place.

    • Remove the covered cable ribbon that is located at the left side of the computer.

    • Gently pull the smaller wire from its clip. Please do not pull the wire by holding the wire itself. Use the plastic cover to pull.

    • There are 3 screws holding the screen from laptop each side. Unscrew every screw for each side.

    • Then gently pull out the screen from its place. Be sure not to force it out.

    • Use the spudger to remove the rubber sticker located at the bottom of each side of the screen.

    • Unscrew the the screws from each side.

    • Firmly pry the front screen cover off. Slide the prying tool around the front screen. Please be careful not to destroy the clip. It will destroy the entire screen.

    • Be careful when moving the screen, you may damage the monitor and webcam cable.

    • Remove the screen from its house.

    • Gently disconnect the webcam cable from the monitor which locate at the back of the laptop.

    • Remove four screws from the side.

    • Lay the computer so that the backside is facing you and locate the screw in the picture.

    • Remove the screws.

    • Remove the cover that was held in by the screws that you just removed.

    • Push this slide over in order to remove the battery. This is safe when working with your computers memory.

    • Remove each one of the rams so that the computer looks like this. You can do so be squeezing tabs on each side of the ram.

    • Remove the plate on the upper left side of the back plate, shown here.

    • You will need to use a screwdriver to remove the 5 mm screws holding this plate down.

    • Using a screwdriver, remove the 3 mm screws holding together the plate found in the directly right of the central plate.

    • Remove the battery by sliding the lock switch and pulling up and outwards.

    • The battery is located directly beneath the two most recent plates that have been removed.

    • Use a spudger to remove the remaining keyboard plate on the front of the laptop body.

    • Remove the wire that is connecting the fan to the left side of the motherboard.

    • You are now able to swap the faulty fan for a replacement.

Conclusion

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

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