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HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement

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  1. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Prepare your laptop for disassembly: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Fully shut down your laptop and unplug all cables.

  2. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Flip your laptop over: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Flip your laptop over so the rubber feet are facing up.

  3. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Expose the back cover screws: step 3, image 1 of 3 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Expose the back cover screws: step 3, image 2 of 3 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Expose the back cover screws: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • The ends of the rubber feet cover four back cover screws.

    • Use an opening pick to peel up an end of the front rubber foot until you can grip it with your fingers.

    • Make sure both the foot and its adhesive peel up together, as they need to be lifted up as one piece.

    • Peel up the end of the foot with your fingers just until the hidden screw underneath is exposed—you don't need to fully remove the foot.

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    • Peel up the other ends of the feet to expose the three remaining screws.

    • During reassembly:

    • Press down firmly on the ends of the feet to secure them into their recesses.

    • If the foot adhesive doesn't remain tacky enough to readhere, you can use double-sided tape such as Tesa Tape.

  5. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Unfasten the back cover: step 5, image 1 of 2 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Unfasten the back cover: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the five screws securing the back cover:

    • Four larger 6.7 mm-long black screws

    • One smaller 2.9 mm-long silver screw

    • Despite the standards, Phillips screwdrivers can vary in size and shape—two drivers labeled as the same size may fit differently in the same screw. Use the size that fits the most snug into the screw head to avoid stripping it.

  6. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Release the clips: step 6, image 1 of 2 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Release the clips: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Tight plastic clips secure the back cover to the frame. You'll hear and feel the clips release as you work.

    • Insert the flat side of an opening pick into the seam between the top right corner of the back cover and the frame.

    • Pry up to release the clips securing the back cover.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap you just created.

    • Slide the spudger down to the bottom right corner to release the clips on the right edge.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the bottom right corner of the back cover and frame.

    • Slide the spudger to the bottom left corner to release the clips.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the bottom left corner of the back cover and frame.

    • Slide the spudger up to the top left corner to release the clips on the left edge.

  10. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the flat side of an opening pick into the seam between the top edge of the back cover and frame, just to the right of the left hinge.

    • Pry up to release the clips.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap you just created.

    • Slide the spudger towards the right hinge to release the remaining clips.

  12. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 12, image 1 of 3 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 12, image 2 of 3 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Remove the back cover: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the back cover.

    • To reinstall the back cover, lay it on the frame and firmly press down around the perimeter to engage all the clips.

  13. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Unfasten the battery: step 13, image 1 of 2 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Unfasten the battery: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Given the design of the battery connector, the only way to disconnect the battery is to physically remove it.

    • Try not to bend, crease, deform, poke, or puncture the battery with your tool—a damaged battery is a potential fire hazard.

    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 4.6 mm-long screws securing the battery.

  14. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Remove the battery: step 14, image 1 of 3 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Remove the battery: step 14, image 2 of 3 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Remove the battery: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • Gently lift the upper edge of the battery to disconnect its socket from the motherboard.

    • Some models may have a strip of tape covering the battery connector. Use a pair of blunt tweezers or your fingers to peel it up and remove it before removing the battery.

    • Remove the battery.

    • During reassembly, slide the bottom battery tabs into their slots on the frame, use the alignment posts to position the battery, and press down on the socket to secure it.

    • Never reuse a deformed or damaged battery—it's a fire hazard. Replace it with a new battery.

  15. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Disconnect the fan cable: step 15, image 1 of 3 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Disconnect the fan cable: step 15, image 2 of 3 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Disconnect the fan cable: step 15, image 3 of 3
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to push on each side of the fan cable connector, alternating sides to "walk" it out of its socket.

  16. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Unfasten the fan: step 16, image 1 of 2 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Unfasten the fan: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the three 4.6 mm-long screws securing the fan.

  17. HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Remove the fan: step 17, image 1 of 3 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Remove the fan: step 17, image 2 of 3 HP Pavilion x360 14-dw Fan Replacement, Remove the fan: step 17, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the fan towards the bottom of the laptop and out from under the heatsink.

    • Remove the fan.

Conclusion

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before you install it.

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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler. Depending on your region, used HP devices and parts can be returned for reuse or recycling through the HP Planet Partners program.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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