Introduction

After a period of time, the device might run too hot, this guide will help to clean up or replace the cooling fan for the Samsung Chromebook XE550C22.

  1. Turn the power off before beginning this step.
    • Turn the power off before beginning this step.

    • Using the spudger, remove the four 1/2 inch skid pads from the back of the laptop.

  2. Remove the eight 7mm screws using the J0 Screwdriver.
    • Remove the eight 7mm screws using the J0 Screwdriver.

    • Starting at the center front of the laptop, insert the metal spudger between the keyboard panel and the bottom panel, separating the bottom panel from the laptop.

    • Continue prying around the sides to release more brackets.

    • After deconnecting all the brackets, pull the back panel away from the laptop.

    • Note: The back panel has some flex to it, don't be afraid to use some force.

    • Remove the four 3mm screws holding the battery with the J0 screwdriver.

    • Lift the battery up at an angle to disconnect the battery from the motherboard, then pull it away from the laptop.

    • Do not lift the battery straight up. This will damage the battery's connectors.

    • Locate the cooling fan and the heat sink on the top center of the Chromebook.

    • Rotate the Chromebook 180 degrees so the fan is closest to you, and locate the fan power cable.

    • Disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard with the angled tweezers.

    • Be gentle and do not pull out the fan cable with excessive force. It will result with a non-working cooling fan and a damaged wire.

    • Remove four identical 6mm screws from the heat sink labelled CPU using the J0 screwdriver.

    • Using your hands, gently lift up and pull away the heat sink.

    • Remove the three identical 6mm screws from around the fan using the J0 screwdriver.

    • Using your hands, gently lift up the fan and pull it away from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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