Introduction

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

Make sure the device is off to prevent data loss. Slide both latches to the unlocked position to release the battery.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the two 5.5 mm screws from the fan with the Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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Disconnect the fan's power connector using the rounded handle plastic opening tool.
  • 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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