Introduction

This guide will walk you through two basic steps: removing the back and removing the fan.

Parts

Remove all twelve 6 mm screws from the back of the laptop using a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Apply a lot of pressure to prevent the screws from stripping.
  • Remove all twelve 6 mm screws from the back of the laptop using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Apply a lot of pressure to prevent the screws from stripping.

    • Make sure to turn off the computer first!

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Gently pull the back cover off the laptop. It should come off easily. Gently pull the back cover off the laptop. It should come off easily.
  • Gently pull the back cover off the laptop. It should come off easily.

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Remove the three 3.5 mm screws from the fan with a Philips #1 screwdriver. Remove the three 3.5 mm screws from the fan with a Philips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 3.5 mm screws from the fan with a Philips #1 screwdriver.

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Pull the wire tabs up one at a time to separate them from the motherboard. Do not pull too hard on the wire tabs.  It may damage the connection between the wires and motherboard. Do not pull too hard on the wire tabs.  It may damage the connection between the wires and motherboard.
  • Pull the wire tabs up one at a time to separate them from the motherboard.

    • Do not pull too hard on the wire tabs. It may damage the connection between the wires and motherboard.

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Remove the black and white antenna cables from the wireless card. Do not pull too hard on the antenna cables, as it might damage the connection to the wireless card. Do not pull too hard on the antenna cables, as it might damage the connection to the wireless card.
  • Remove the black and white antenna cables from the wireless card.

    • Do not pull too hard on the antenna cables, as it might damage the connection to the wireless card.

Is the black and white wire the one connected to the screen?

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Lift up the fan slightly. Gather the antenna cables(black and white) and speaker wires (red, black, blue, and white). Carefully move them away from the fan. Gather the antenna cables(black and white) and speaker wires (red, black, blue, and white). Carefully move them away from the fan.
  • Lift up the fan slightly.

  • Gather the antenna cables(black and white) and speaker wires (red, black, blue, and white). Carefully move them away from the fan.

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Lift the fan off of the laptop. Lift the fan off of the laptop.
  • Lift the fan off of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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