Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the fans in your MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro.

Image 1/2: With the laptop closed and upside down, unscrew the nineteen 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws that keep the back cover in place. Image 2/2: With the laptop closed and upside down, unscrew the nineteen 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws that keep the back cover in place.
  • Make sure the laptop is off and unplugged (not charging).

  • With the laptop closed and upside down, unscrew the nineteen 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws that keep the back cover in place.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull off the back cover. Image 2/2: Gently pull off the back cover.
  • Using your fingers, gently loosen the edges of all four sides of the back cover.

  • Gently pull off the back cover.

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  • Unscrew the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw keeping the battery secure.

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  • Grab the battery with your fingers and gently pull it up and away from the rest of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Remove the last two 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws, and remove the washers around them. Image 2/2: Remove the last two 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws, and remove the washers around them.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the ten 5.5mm screws.

  • Remove the last two 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws, and remove the washers around them.

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  • Unplug both of the fan power cords from the laptop using a spudger.

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  • Continue to use the spudger to carefully separate the wires of the power cord from the laptop.

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  • Fully remove the fans from the rest of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Separate the fans from the silver fan covers. Image 2/3: Separate the fans from the silver fan covers. Image 3/3: Separate the fans from the silver fan covers.
  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the six 5mm screws.

  • Separate the fans from the silver fan covers.

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Conclusion

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

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