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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 6-14IKB Cooling Fans Replacement

What you need

  1. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 6-14IKB Cooling Fans Replacement, Base Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the ten 6.5 mm screws that secure the base cover using a T5 Torx screwdriver.

  2. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 6-14IKB Cooling Fans Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry in the seam between the bottom cover and the rest of the laptop.

    • The goal is to unhook the plastic hooks that secure the bottom cover.

    • Work your way around the bottom cover of the laptop in a clockwise rotation until every clip is free.

    • You will feel and hear a clicking noise when the clips are undone.

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    • Remove the six 3.5 mm screws that secure the fans in place using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Loosen the seven captive screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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    • Use tweezers to unwind the black and gray wires from the clips that are holding them onto the left side fan.

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    • Lift the black piece of cloth tape that secures the right side fan wires to the circuit board.

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    • Use tweezers to unplug the wiring connectors that are connected to each fan.

  7. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 6-14IKB Cooling Fans Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 6-14IKB Cooling Fans Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Gently remove the fans from the laptop.

    • There is thermal paste attaching the ducting of the fans that will require some careful prying.

    • When replacing the fan, reapply a pea sized amount of thermal paste to the fan ducts.

Conclusion

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

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