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Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the fan on your Lenovo ThinkPad E540 laptop.

  1. Push the battery release switches away from each other. Push the battery release switches away from each other.
    • Push the battery release switches away from each other.

  2. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

  3. Remove the three 1.2mm Phillips #00 screws from the bottom panel.
    • Remove the three 1.2mm Phillips #00 screws from the bottom panel.

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  5. Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the bottom panel.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the bottom panel.

  6. Heatsink and fan are connected. You have to remove both at the same time.
    • Heatsink and fan are connected. You have to remove both at the same time.

    • The heatsink and fan are found on the right side.

  7. Remove the two 1mm Phillips #0 screws from the fan.
    • Remove the two 1mm Phillips #0 screws from the fan.

    • Unscrew the four 2mm Phillips s#0 screws from the heatsink.

    • The screws on the heatsink will stay attached to it.

  8. To remove the  heatsink and fan, pull the fan upwards and  towards the center.
    • To remove the heatsink and fan, pull the fan upwards and towards the center.

Conclusion

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

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