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.

Image 1/3: Unlock and remove battery. Image 2/3: Unlock and remove battery. Image 3/3: Unlock and remove battery.
  • Shut down the computer and unplug.

  • Unlock and remove battery.

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Image 1/3: Remove the remaining screws from the bottom cover using phillips head screwdriver #PH00. Image 2/3: Remove the remaining screws from the bottom cover using phillips head screwdriver #PH00. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Lift up and remove cover. Image 2/3: Lift up and remove cover. Image 3/3: Lift up and remove cover.
  • Pry the bottom cover using blue plastic ifixit prying tool.

  • Lift up and remove cover.

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Image 1/3: Remove two 3mm screws from fan using #J000 phillips head screwdriver. Image 2/3: Lift up and remove fan. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: Assemble the Toshiba Portege R835-P88 following all disassembly steps in the reverse direction. Image 2/3: Assemble the Toshiba Portege R835-P88 following all disassembly steps in the reverse direction. Image 3/3: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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