Introduction

The fan on a computer is important for cooling the parts that generate a lot of heat. If fan is not running properly, there is a risk of other parts overheating and causing damage to critical components. Most computers have thermal throttling; this means speeds will decrease when it starts to overheat to prevent from damage.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Push the left switch (labeled 1) to the left to show red underneath. This will unlock battery. Push the right switch (labeled 2) to the right. This will eject battery. Push the right switch (labeled 2) to the right. This will eject battery.
    • Push the left switch (labeled 1) to the left to show red underneath. This will unlock battery.

    • Push the right switch (labeled 2) to the right. This will eject battery.

  2. Rotate the battery away from the laptop.
    • Rotate the battery away from the laptop.

  3. Remove the three 6mm Phillips #0 screws holding the back access panel on. Remove the three 6mm Phillips #0 screws holding the back access panel on.
    • Remove the three 6mm Phillips #0 screws holding the back access panel on.

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  5. Slide the cover toward you to unlatch it. The edge of the panel will slide away from  the  laptop so it can be lifted.
    • Slide the cover toward you to unlatch it.

    • The edge of the panel will slide away from the laptop so it can be lifted.

  6. Remove the three 6mm Phillips #0 screws on the perimeter of the fan. Remove the three 6mm Phillips #0 screws on the perimeter of the fan.
    • Remove the three 6mm Phillips #0 screws on the perimeter of the fan.

  7. The fan is plugged into the motherboard next to the copper heat sync. Unplug the bundled wire connector by pulling up on the white plug.
    • The fan is plugged into the motherboard next to the copper heat sync.

    • Unplug the bundled wire connector by pulling up on the white plug.

    • Do not pull up by the wires.

  8. Lift fan out of case. Lift fan out of case.
    • Lift fan out of case.

Conclusion

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

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