Introduction

Is your computer getting too hot and randomly powering down? Try replacing your fan by following these steps.

Remove the indicated 9 M2 x 6 mm nylon-coated screws using a Phillips head screwdriver. The screws do not come all the way out. Do not force them out.
  • Remove the indicated 9 M2 x 6 mm nylon-coated screws using a Phillips head screwdriver.

  • The screws do not come all the way out. Do not force them out.

After removing all of the screws, gently lift up on all covers to remove the back plate and reveal the interior of the device. After removing all of the screws, gently lift up on all covers to remove the back plate and reveal the interior of the device.
  • After removing all of the screws, gently lift up on all covers to remove the back plate and reveal the interior of the device.

Remove all 7 screws. One of the screws is behind a black piece of the plastic.
  • Remove all 7 screws.

  • One of the screws is behind a black piece of the plastic.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to push the connector out of its socket . Do not use the wire to pull the connector out!
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to push the connector out of its socket .

  • Do not use the wire to pull the connector out!

There is a wire looped around the fan. Use the spudger to pull the wires out of the loop. There is a wire looped around the fan. Use the spudger to pull the wires out of the loop.
  • There is a wire looped around the fan. Use the spudger to pull the wires out of the loop.

Gently peel back a piece of tape in the bottom left corner of the fan.
  • Gently peel back a piece of tape in the bottom left corner of the fan.

Gently lift out the fan.
  • Gently lift out the fan.

Conclusion

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

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