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

No parts required.

Remove the 15 screws that hold the bottom cover. unscrew it with PH0 Bit screwdriver The red circles indicate that the screws be unscrewed from that position are the 5 mm length screw. The holes highlighted in blue are the 2.5 mm length screws.
  • Remove the 15 screws that hold the bottom cover. unscrew it with PH0 Bit screwdriver

  • The red circles indicate that the screws be unscrewed from that position are the 5 mm length screw.

  • The holes highlighted in blue are the 2.5 mm length screws.

  • Remove the bottom cover

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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

Mafdy Wahib

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Where would I order the replacement fans?

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