Introduction

Is your computer overheating? Your cooling fan may need to be replaced. This guide will show you the steps for replacing the cooling fan in your Toshiba Portege R835-P88.

  1. Shut down the computer and unplug. Unlock and remove battery. Unlock and remove battery.
    • Shut down the computer and unplug.

    • Unlock and remove battery.

  2. Remove the three small covers from the bottom  by removing two 11mm screws and three 5mm screws using a screwdriver #J000. Remove the remaining screws from the bottom cover using phillips head screwdriver #PH00. Remove the remaining screws from the bottom cover using phillips head screwdriver #PH00.
    • Remove the three small covers from the bottom by removing two 11mm screws and three 5mm screws using a screwdriver #J000.

    • Remove the remaining screws from the bottom cover using phillips head screwdriver #PH00.

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  4. Pry the bottom cover using blue plastic ifixit prying tool. Lift up and remove cover. Lift up and remove cover.
    • Pry the bottom cover using blue plastic ifixit prying tool.

    • Lift up and remove cover.

  5. Disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard. Remove two 3mm screws from fan using #J000 phillips head screwdriver. Lift up and remove fan.
    • Disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard.

    • Remove two 3mm screws from fan using #J000 phillips head screwdriver.

    • Lift up and remove fan.

  6. Replace the fan. Assemble the Toshiba Portege R835-P88 following all disassembly steps in the reverse direction. Assemble the Toshiba Portege R835-P88 following all disassembly steps in the reverse direction.
    • Replace the fan.

    • Assemble the Toshiba Portege R835-P88 following all disassembly steps in the reverse direction.

Conclusion

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

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