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Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement

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  1. Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 2 Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Starting with the laptop top-down, locate and remove the twelve 1mm Phillips #0 screws securing the back cover to the main body of the computer.

  2. Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Use the Plastic Opening Tools or Metal Spudger to carefully loosen back cover from the body of the computer.

    • Be sure to avoid headphone jack when removing back cover by lifting cover away from computer and up.

  3. Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Lift off back cover to access inner components of computer.

  4. Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement, Fan: step 4, image 1 of 2 Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement, Fan: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the three 1mm Phillips #0 screws surrounding the fan.

    • Loosen the three 1mm Phillips #0 screws. These screws will stay captive to the heatsink.

  5. Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Use tweezers to carefully unplug the fan connector.

  6. Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement, Remove the Fan: step 6, image 1 of 2 Sony Vaio Fit 13A Heatsink + Fan Assembly Replacement, Remove the Fan: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Use the Plastic Opening Tool to gently remove the heat sink and fan assembly from the computer.

    • Important: Follow the How to Apply Thermal Paste guide to replace the thermal paste before reassembling your device.

Conclusion

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

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Could you also maybe do a tutorial on Sony Vaio Fit 13? http://www.laptoppartstore.com/replace--... Any luck figuring out how the fan may be detached and re-attached to the heatsink? Also, I notice a very specific type of taping... where can one procure those?

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