Introduction

This guide will help you replace your fan. You may want to use this guie if your computer's fan stops running.

Image 1/1: Turn your laptop upside down so that the battery component is facing you.
  • Be sure to power down your laptop before replacing your battery.

  • Turn your laptop upside down so that the battery component is facing you.

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Image 1/1: Slide the tabs with your thumbs in an outward direction (in the direction of the arrows).
  • Place your thumbs on the lock tabs.

  • Slide the tabs with your thumbs in an outward direction (in the direction of the arrows).

    • You should hear a click when you properly slide the tabs all the way.

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Image 1/2: If you are discarding the battery, please do not throw it away in the trash. Instead find a local battery recycling facility that will not damage the environment. Image 2/2: If you are discarding the battery, please do not throw it away in the trash. Instead find a local battery recycling facility that will not damage the environment.
  • Pull the battery out of the laptop towards yourself to safely remove the battery.

  • If you are discarding the battery, please do not throw it away in the trash. Instead find a local battery recycling facility that will not damage the environment.

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  • Unscrew the 3.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

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Image 1/1: Note this may take force. If you have difficulties using the plastic opening tool, try to use your hands to pull the panel off.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the L-shaped back panel to slide the panel off.

    • Note this may take force. If you have difficulties using the plastic opening tool, try to use your hands to pull the panel off.

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  • Pull the panel towards you to remove the panel.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the one 4.45mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.
  • Unscrew the three 3.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

  • Unscrew the one 4.45mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

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  • Pull the cord that connects the Hard Drive to the Motherboard to disconnect it.

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  • Remove the Hard Drive by lifting it towards you.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the two 3.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.
  • Unscrew the fourteen 9.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

  • Unscrew the two 3.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

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Image 1/2: Slide the plastic opening tool along the seam to loosen the back panel from the laptop. Image 2/2: It may be difficult to slide the plastic opening tool along the seam, so you may have to apply some force.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the seam of the back panel and the laptop.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool along the seam to loosen the back panel from the laptop.

    • It may be difficult to slide the plastic opening tool along the seam, so you may have to apply some force.

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Image 1/3: It may take some force to remove the Back Panel. Image 2/3: It may take some force to remove the Back Panel. Image 3/3: It may take some force to remove the Back Panel.
  • Remove the Back Panel by lifting it towards you.

    • It may take some force to remove the Back Panel.

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  • Remove the Optical Drive by sliding it away from the laptop.

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Image 1/1: The screws will only loosen to the point to where you can remove the vent, so you will not be able to fully remove the screws.
  • Unscrew the four 8.9mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

    • The screws will only loosen to the point to where you can remove the vent, so you will not be able to fully remove the screws.

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  • Remove the vent by lifting it away from the laptop.

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  • Pull the cord that connects the Fan to the Motherboard to disconnect it.

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  • Unscrew the two 4.45mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

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  • Remove the Fan by lifting it towards you.

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Conclusion

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

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