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Introduction

This guide provides details on how to remove a dirty or broken fan from the Samsung device.

  1. Remove the ten 6.6mm Philips#00 screws securing the lower case to the upper case.
    • Remove the ten 6.6mm Philips#00 screws securing the lower case to the upper case.

  2. Using your fingers, pinch the edge of the SD card and pull to remove it. Using your fingers, pinch the edge of the SD card and pull to remove it. Using your fingers, pinch the edge of the SD card and pull to remove it.
    • Using your fingers, pinch the edge of the SD card and pull to remove it.

  3. Wedge your fingers in between the upper case and the lower case Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case to remove it
    • Wedge your fingers in between the upper case and the lower case

    • Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case to remove it

  4. Using tweezers or your fingertips, carefully pull on the battery connector to disconnect it from the motherboard. Be sure to pull straight backwards, or you risk damaging the wires.
    • Using tweezers or your fingertips, carefully pull on the battery connector to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Be sure to pull straight backwards, or you risk damaging the wires.

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  6. Remove the two 4.4mm Phillips#00 screws from the battery case.
    • Remove the two 4.4mm Phillips#00 screws from the battery case.

  7. Place your fingers on the corner sections of the battery. Lift to remove the battery.
    • Place your fingers on the corner sections of the battery.

    • Lift to remove the battery.

    • If you choose to use tools to remove the battery be careful not to damage it. A damaged lithium-ion battery may leak dangerous chemicals and/or catch fire. Use only plastic pry tools.

  8. Loosen but don't remove the 7 silver Phillips #00 3.5mm screws securing the fan to the motherboard. They should detach from the motherboard and remain attached to the fan assembly. Loosen but don't remove the 7 silver Phillips #00 3.5mm screws securing the fan to the motherboard. They should detach from the motherboard and remain attached to the fan assembly.
    • Loosen but don't remove the 7 silver Phillips #00 3.5mm screws securing the fan to the motherboard. They should detach from the motherboard and remain attached to the fan assembly.

  9. Using your fingers, grasp the blue ribbon on the fan connector and pull straight up to disconnect it from the motherboard. To reinstall the cable, hold it near the end and push it straight into the connector, being careful not to kink the cable.
    • Using your fingers, grasp the blue ribbon on the fan connector and pull straight up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • To reinstall the cable, hold it near the end and push it straight into the connector, being careful not to kink the cable.

  10. Using the Phillips#00 remove the four 3.5mm screws securing the fan to the motherboard. Using the Phillips#00 remove the four 3.5mm screws securing the fan to the motherboard.
    • Using the Phillips#00 remove the four 3.5mm screws securing the fan to the motherboard.

  11. Using tweezers, carefully pull up on the four power cable connectors to disconnect them from the motherboard. These connections were originally soldered and will need a small drop of solder to be re-attached. Use this guide to learn How To Solder and Desolder Connections
    • Using tweezers, carefully pull up on the four power cable connectors to disconnect them from the motherboard.

    • These connections were originally soldered and will need a small drop of solder to be re-attached. Use this guide to learn How To Solder and Desolder Connections

  12. Place the tip of the spudger under the metal caps of the black and grey coaxial connectors and pry upwards to disconnect them. After they are disconnected, un-thread them from around the fan. To reinstall, hold the connectors in place and gently press them straight down. The connectors “snap” into their sockets much like the metal snaps on a jacket.
    • Place the tip of the spudger under the metal caps of the black and grey coaxial connectors and pry upwards to disconnect them.

    • After they are disconnected, un-thread them from around the fan.

    • To reinstall, hold the connectors in place and gently press them straight down. The connectors “snap” into their sockets much like the metal snaps on a jacket.

  13. Wedge your fingers under opposite corners of the fan and lift to remove it. Wedge your fingers under opposite corners of the fan and lift to remove it. Wedge your fingers under opposite corners of the fan and lift to remove it.
    • Wedge your fingers under opposite corners of the fan and lift to remove it.

Conclusion

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

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