Introduction

In this guide we will be dissembling the device so that we can replace the fan in the laptop.

Image 1/2: Slide both latches to the unlocked position to release the battery. Image 2/2: Switch the latch on the right to reveal red. The latch on the left needs to be held.
  • Make sure the device is off to prevent data loss.

  • Slide both latches to the unlocked position to release the battery.

  • Switch the latch on the right to reveal red. The latch on the left needs to be held.

  • Pull the battery toward you while holding the left latch.

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  • Remove the sixteen screws at the locations shown with the Phillips 00 screwdriver.

There is also a small screw between the Display D-Port and USB on the side.

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  • Pull up on the back casing and remove it.

There is also a flat flex cable for the PCMCIA card port that has a flick up press connector that needs detaching prior to removal.

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  • Remove the two 5.5 mm screws from the fan with the Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: The fan should now be free of the laptop and can be removed.
  • Disconnect the fan's power connector using the rounded handle plastic opening tool.

  • The fan should now be free of the laptop and can be removed.

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Conclusion

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

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Don't forget the silver compound when re-assembling

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