Introduction

If you notice your computer is running louder then it usually is, you likely have a dust problem. Use this guide to clear the dust out of the fan and heatsink.

  1. Turn off the computer and close the lid.
    • Turn off the computer and close the lid.

    • Remove the three M2.0 x 11mm screws circled in blue.

      • Put them in a container--bowl, etc.--so they don't get lost.

    • Remove the eight M2.0 x 5mm screws circled in red.

      • Put them is a separate container.

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  2. Carefully remove the back cover by pulling up on the edges from all sides.
    • Carefully remove the back cover by pulling up on the edges from all sides.

      • Do not pull too hard on one side of the cover as it may cause cracking.

    • Place the cover to the side

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    • Use a Small M2.5 Phillips Screwdriver to remove the 2 M2.5 x 4.45 mm screws surrounding the fan.

      • Carefully place these screws to the side, separately from the screws from part one.

    • This screw has a warranty seal covering it. You may void the warranty by disassembling the system further. If you are concerned about the warranty, use compressed air with the laptop partially disassembled.

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  3. GIVE TOOLS. FIX FOREVER.

    GIVE TOOLS.

    FIX FOREVER.

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    GIVE TOOLS. FIX FOREVER.

    Spread the Fixmas cheer.

    • Remove the wires from the side of the fan.

    • Carefully unhook each grouping from the small black tabs on the fan

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    • Carefully pull out the small white plug connecting the fan to the motherboard

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    • This step is not required.

    • Use a small screwdriver to pull upwards on the tab connecting the white ribbon wire to the board.

    • Carefully lift up the white cable and unhook the fan from the black peg.

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    • Carefully Lift the fan out of the computer and place it on a clean surface.

      • As you lift up the left side, you will have to apply some force to overcome the adhesive on the bottom.

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    • Use compressed air or a vacuum with a tube to clean out the dust from the fan.

    • If you wish to replace the fan, set the old fan to the side, and complete the reassembly using your replacement.

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Conclusion

To reassemble, complete the steps in reverse order. Make sure you fully close the back panel of the laptop before turning it on.

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