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Introduction

This guide will aid you in replacing your faulty fan. Make sure you are wearing the Anti-Static Wrist Strap and remove the battery before beginning this guide to avoid any damage to your computer.

  1. Put on Anti Static Wrist Strap. It is always a good idea to ground yourself when working with electronics to prevent static buildup. You wear this strap to protect you and your device from accidental electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage during repairs.]
    • Put on Anti Static Wrist Strap.

    • It is always a good idea to ground yourself when working with electronics to prevent static buildup. You wear this strap to protect you and your device from accidental electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage during repairs.]

    • Flip Computer Upside down.

    • Unscrew the eight 3.3mm black screws on the back casing with the T4 Torx Screwdriver.

  2. Use the plastic opening tool to lift the back case off. Use the plastic opening tools first; metal spudgers can damage your device.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to lift the back case off.

    • Use the plastic opening tools first; metal spudgers can damage your device.

  3. Remove the six 2.0mm silver screws and the  two 3.2 mm black screws using the PH00 Phillips Screw Head.
    • Remove the six 2.0mm silver screws and the two 3.2 mm black screws using the PH00 Phillips Screw Head.

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  5. Gently unplug from CONO851 plug, using the plastic opening tool.
    • Gently unplug from CONO851 plug, using the plastic opening tool.

  6. Gently lift up the battery and remove using the plastic opening tools. Gently lift up the battery and remove using the plastic opening tools.
    • Gently lift up the battery and remove using the plastic opening tools.

  7. Unscrew three 2.0 mm screws using the Phillips Head #0
    • Unscrew three 2.0 mm screws using the Phillips Head #0

  8. Disconnect the plug.
    • Disconnect the plug.

  9. Remove the fan.
    • Remove the fan.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

Why did you physically remove the battery? It seems like unplugging the battery’s CONO851 plug would be good enough? It’s funny, even in the photo where you remove the fan, the battery is still there.

tshong - Reply

I replaced the fan in my computer. As tshong said, I did not have to remove the battery. Just unplugged it then skipped steps 3 and 5. and voila.

Trach Nguyen - Reply

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