Introduction

If your device is overheating or gets hot quickly, it might be time replace the cooling fan.

Remove the eleven 6mm T5 Torx screws from the back case.
  • Remove the eleven 6mm T5 Torx screws from the back case.

Insert the plastic opening tool into the long side of the case backing and slide it the entire length of the laptop. Gently lift the backing off the laptop. Gently lift the backing off the laptop.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the long side of the case backing and slide it the entire length of the laptop.

  • Gently lift the backing off the laptop.

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Remove the two  3mm screws using the  PH#0 screwdriver head. Unscrew the three 4mm screws using PH#1 (the larger screws do not come off the are attached to the housing unit of the cooling fan).
  • Remove the two 3mm screws using the PH#0 screwdriver head.

  • Unscrew the three 4mm screws using PH#1 (the larger screws do not come off the are attached to the housing unit of the cooling fan).

Use tweezers to disconnect the fan. Unwrap the white and black wires from around the fan case. Unwrap the white and black wires from around the fan case.
  • Use tweezers to disconnect the fan.

  • Unwrap the white and black wires from around the fan case.

Gently lift the fan out of the laptop.
  • Gently lift the fan out of the laptop.

On reassemble I guess you need to clean up the heatsink and processor, and renew the heatsink paste, otherwise you could well be making things a lot worse.

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Conclusion

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

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