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Introduction

This is a hard process and takes time. to get to the motherboard fan, the motherboard need to be completely disconnected from the computer. After, the motherboard is disconnected and taken out of the computer, then you will be able to disconnect the fan and replace it. all the steps need to be done with carefulness to avoid any wiring damage.

Parts

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  1. Use a Phillips #0 driver to remove the 15 screws that hold the bottom cover: Eleven 2.5 mm length screws Four 5 mm length screws
    • Use a Phillips #0 driver to remove the 15 screws that hold the bottom cover:

    • Eleven 2.5 mm length screws

    • Four 5 mm length screws

    • Remove the bottom cover.

  2. Locate the battery. Locate the battery plug and unplug it carefully Locate the battery plug and unplug it carefully
    • Locate the battery.

    • Locate the battery plug and unplug it carefully

  3. Locate the Hard drive Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard Be careful not to break the black cover because it can be broken easily
    • Locate the Hard drive

    • Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard

    • Be careful not to break the black cover because it can be broken easily

    • Unplug the hard drive

  4. unplug this wire carefully Unplug the brown wire located next to the previous wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard Be careful not to break the black cover because it can be broken easily
    • unplug this wire carefully

    • Unplug the brown wire located next to the previous wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard

    • Be careful not to break the black cover because it can be broken easily

  5. unplug the selected wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard unplug the selected wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard
    • unplug the selected wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard

  6. unplug the brown selected wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard unplug the brown selected wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard
    • unplug the brown selected wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard

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  8. unplug the selected wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard
    • unplug the selected wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard

  9. Locate the selected wire and unplug it carefully Locate the selected wire and unplug it carefully
    • Locate the selected wire and unplug it carefully

  10. unplug the selected wires Unplug it gently without causing damage to the wire Unplug it gently without causing damage to the wire
    • unplug the selected wires

    • Unplug it gently without causing damage to the wire

  11. unplug the selected white wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard Be careful not to break the black cover because it can be broken easily
    • unplug the selected white wire. Unplug it gently by lifting it up to unlock the black cover that connects it to the motherboard

    • Be careful not to break the black cover because it can be broken easily

  12. unplug the selected wire. unplug the selected wire.
    • unplug the selected wire.

  13. remove the selected 2.5 mm screws by PH0 Bit screwdriver Gently unplug the electronic chip
    • remove the selected 2.5 mm screws by PH0 Bit screwdriver

    • Gently unplug the electronic chip

  14. Remove the four 2.5mm screws with a PH0 bit.
    • Remove the four 2.5mm screws with a PH0 bit.

  15. After you remove all the connected wires and unscrew all the screws that holds the motherboard to the laptop, take the motherboard out as shown in the picture. Make sure it is completely diconnected from all wires and screws
    • After you remove all the connected wires and unscrew all the screws that holds the motherboard to the laptop, take the motherboard out as shown in the picture.

    • Make sure it is completely diconnected from all wires and screws

  16. Remove the eight 2.5mm screws with a PH0 bit. Remove the eight 2.5mm screws with a PH0 bit. Remove the eight 2.5mm screws with a PH0 bit.
    • Remove the eight 2.5mm screws with a PH0 bit.

  17. After you unscrew all the screws, take the fan off to replace it.
    • After you unscrew all the screws, take the fan off to replace it.

Conclusion

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

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Mafdy Wahib

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4 Comments

Hi, I just went through this disassembly (which is mostly great, thank you Mafdy) to replace the fans, and I wanted to point out a couple of clarifications:

Most importantly! It is NOT necessary to remove the fan/heatsink assembly from the motherboard to remove and replace the fans! Instead of proceeding with steps 15 and 16, look for tiny philips screws on the black side of the heatsink assembly which fasten each fan - 3 for one fan, 4 for the other. These are accessible once the motherboard is free from the case.

Steps 15 and 16 cause you to break the thermal compound seal on the CPU and GPU, and then proper re-assembly would mean cleaning off the old compound and correctly applying new compound before re-attaching the heatsink assembly - an unnecessary hassle just to replace the fans.

Secondly, be aware that, during steps 13-14, there are a number of additional screws and connectors that are not mentioned, that need to be removed in order to release the motherboard from the laptop housing.

Happy Fixing!

Knight9990 - Reply

fans in the final section combined with copper pipe. Can they be separated? I'm having trouble finding a fan. Where can I buy new fans.

Çağlar Gökçe - Reply

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