Introduction

How to disassemble the fan of a Sony Vaio VGN-S260 laptop

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Locate the battery at the top and Find the release and unlock slides on the battery Image 2/3: Slide the unlock tab to the unlock position Image 3/3: Slide the release tab in the direction of the arrow, i.e. towards the unlock tab
  • Flip the laptop over so the Vaio logo is facing down

  • Locate the battery at the top and Find the release and unlock slides on the battery

  • Slide the unlock tab to the unlock position

  • Slide the release tab in the direction of the arrow, i.e. towards the unlock tab

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • With the tabs still in the unlock position, slide the battery away from the main case.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Unscrew the 2 screws next to the battery Image 2/2: Unscrew the 2 screws next to the battery
  • Flip the computer over so the Vaio logo is facedown

  • Unscrew the 2 screws next to the battery

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Open the lid
  • Flip the computer over again so the Vaio logo is face up

  • Open the lid

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Use the spudger to gently lift keyboard Image 2/2: Do not pull up the keyboard too far as it is attached to a ribbon underneath
  • Press down on the outer gray shell around the keyboard

  • Use the spudger to gently lift keyboard

  • Do not pull up the keyboard too far as it is attached to a ribbon underneath

There are 2 spring-held latches, one above the F4 and one above the F12. Push a latch up into the frame of the keyboard, then lift the keyboard gently in that area so the latch doesn't spring back. Then push the other latch and the keyboard will be released.

Yishai Sered - Reply

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Lift up lever underneath the ribbon to detach the keyboard.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Remove memory/wireless compartment cover

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Locate and remove a total of 8 screws on the bottom. Image 2/3: Locate and remove a total of 8 screws on the bottom. Image 3/3: Locate and remove a total of 8 screws on the bottom.
  • Flip so the Vaio Logo is face down

  • Locate and remove a total of 8 screws on the bottom.

There are 2 more screws on the bottom, one in the middle of the front next to the flash stick socket, and one under the memory door.

Yishai Sered - Reply

Image 1/1:
  • Find and remove 5 screws (they all have arrows next to them) from cover

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Use the spudger to pop up the upper casing Image 2/3: Do not lift too much as the Uppercasing is attached to wires underneath Image 3/3: Remove the wires that are attaching the uppercasing to the motherboard
  • Flip the laptop over so the Vaio logo is face up

  • Use the spudger to pop up the upper casing

  • Do not lift too much as the Uppercasing is attached to wires underneath

  • Remove the wires that are attaching the uppercasing to the motherboard

There are also 5 screws from the top of the uppercasing.

Yishai Sered - Reply

The are 4 cables to remove: flat cable for the power and S buttons at top center; flat cable for the touchpad at bottom center; and 2 twisted pairs for the speakers.

The speaker cable socket is very delicate. If all you are getting at is the CPU or the hard drive, it may be enough to disconnect the flat cables and gently rotate the uppercasing shifting it left to allow access to the right-hand side with the CPU fan and the hard drive.

Yishai Sered - Reply

The top panel has cutouts that allow the cables to be disconnected before the top of the case is removed. The two flat cables are not clamped and can be pulled vertically out of their connectors. The delicate speaker cables are connected to the motherboard with plugs which can be gently levered up out of their sockets.

roberttrevellyan - Reply

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the uppercasing

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Remove this screw
  • Locate the screw holding the optical drive casing to the logic board

  • Remove this screw

This screw is from the bottom, will not be there since you removed it to get the uppercasing.

Yishai Sered - Reply

However, there is a screw on the bottom right of the PC-CARD cage to remove.

Yishai Sered - Reply

Image 1/1: Pop off the ribbon
  • Locate ribbon connecting optical drive case to logic board.

  • Pop off the ribbon

  • Remove the metal PC-Card cage

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Remove the screws
  • Locate the four screws holding the optical drive to the logic board

  • Remove the screws

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Lift up on brown locking tab until ribbon is loose Image 2/2: Gently slide out and remove the optical drive from the computer
  • Locate brown locking tab above optical drive.

  • Lift up on brown locking tab until ribbon is loose

  • Gently slide out and remove the optical drive from the computer

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Remove the blue ribbon from the Ethernet Circuit Board

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Remove the screws.
  • Locate the screws near the Ethernet Port circuit board

  • Remove the screws.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Remove the screws
  • Locate the screws for the second ethernet circuit board

  • Remove the screws

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Remove the ethernet ports

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Remove the screws Image 2/2: Remove the screws
  • Locate the screws holding the hard drive casing in place.

  • Remove the screws

Only the 2 bottom red circles have screws. The top two are open holes for screws that come in from the bottom.

Yishai Sered - Reply

Only the two bottom screws are there. The two top screws are from the bottom and would have been removed to get the uppercasing off.

Yishai Sered - Reply

Image 1/1: Find the holder of the ribbon and pop the ribbon off from it
  • Find orange ribbon that is connected to the hard drive.

  • Find the holder of the ribbon and pop the ribbon off from it

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the casing and the orange ribbon

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Follow its wire to white logic board connector Image 2/2: Pull out the wire from white logic board connector
  • Locate the yellow power adapter

  • Follow its wire to white logic board connector

  • Pull out the wire from white logic board connector

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Remove these screws Image 2/3: Remove these screws Image 3/3: Remove these screws
  • Locate the screws on the fan filter casing

  • Remove these screws

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Lift out power adapter and fan filter Image 2/2: Lift out power adapter and fan filter
  • Remove the screw next to the yellow power adapter

  • Lift out power adapter and fan filter

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Remove the screws Image 2/2: Remove the screws
  • Locate screws on the logic board

  • Remove the screws

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Take out the nut using the 5mm nut driver Image 2/2: Using a magnetic screwdriver handle will also work as well
  • Locate nut on logic board

  • Take out the nut using the 5mm nut driver

  • Using a magnetic screwdriver handle will also work as well

Add Comment

Image 1/2: It is helpful to use the spudger here Image 2/2: This is difficult to remove
  • Remove the LCD display ribbon

  • It is helpful to use the spudger here

  • This is difficult to remove

Add Comment

Image 1/3: The logic board will be attached to the network wireless chip, which is also attached to the base of the laptop Image 2/3: Remove the chip by poping the tabs on the side Image 3/3: Slide out the network card
  • Gently lift the logic board from the laptop.

  • The logic board will be attached to the network wireless chip, which is also attached to the base of the laptop

  • Remove the chip by poping the tabs on the side

  • Slide out the network card

  • You are now free to take the logic board away from the base

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Disconnect the fan wire from the logic board

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Remove these screws Image 2/2: Gently remove the fan from the logic board
  • Turn the logic board over and Locate the screws connecting the fan to the logic board

  • Remove these screws

  • Gently remove the fan from the logic board

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

2 other people completed this guide.

Jeffrey Bryan

Member since: 04/20/2010

544 Reputation

11 Guides authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 16-4, Maness Spring 2010 Member of Cal Poly, Team 16-4, Maness Spring 2010

CPSU-MANESS-S10S16G4

4 Members

11 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 1

Past 30 Days: 6

All Time: 8,042