Introduction

Use this guide to replace or install the fan in your Toshiba laptop.

Power off the laptop.
  • Power off the laptop.

  • Disconnect the power cable from the laptop. If you do not, electric shock may result.

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Flip the laptop over and orient it such that the battery faces towards you and the front faces away from you as shown in the diagram.
  • Flip the laptop over and orient it such that the battery faces towards you and the front faces away from you as shown in the diagram.

  • Unlock the battery by sliding the tab shown to the right

    • This tab will latch into place.

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Slide the tab shown to the left and remain holding it. This tab does not lock into place like in the first step.
  • Slide the tab shown to the left and remain holding it.

    • This tab does not lock into place like in the first step.

  • Place your thumb on the grips of the battery as shown.

    • While holding onto the grips, pull the battery towards you and away from the laptop.

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Flip the laptop over so that the front tab of the laptop faces you.
  • Flip the laptop over so that the front tab of the laptop faces you.

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Place your thumb on the front tab of the laptop. Unlock the laptop by sliding the front tab to the right. Open the laptop by lifting the screen up while holding the tab in place.
  • Place your thumb on the front tab of the laptop.

  • Unlock the laptop by sliding the front tab to the right.

  • Open the laptop by lifting the screen up while holding the tab in place.

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Place the laptop on its left side with the disk drive facing up and the screen open completely. Locate the rectangular slot on the side of the laptop just above the disk drive. Insert the flat end of the spudger into the rectangular slot.
  • Place the laptop on its left side with the disk drive facing up and the screen open completely.

  • Locate the rectangular slot on the side of the laptop just above the disk drive.

  • Insert the flat end of the spudger into the rectangular slot.

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Insert the opening tool into the rectangular slot with the spudger. Pry off the top part of the laptop's case (above the keyboard) containing the speakers by using both the spudger and opening tool to push the case away from the computer.
  • Insert the opening tool into the rectangular slot with the spudger.

  • Pry off the top part of the laptop's case (above the keyboard) containing the speakers by using both the spudger and opening tool to push the case away from the computer.

  • Once the top part of the laptop's case has been popped off, use your hands to remove it.

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Place the laptop on a level surface with the keyboard facing you.
  • Place the laptop on a level surface with the keyboard facing you.

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Remove the two 5mm Phillips #1 screws which hold the keyboard in place.
  • Remove the two 5mm Phillips #1 screws which hold the keyboard in place.

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Unhook the plastic tab at the top of the keyboard using the plastic opening tool to pry the top of the keyboard up.
  • Unhook the plastic tab at the top of the keyboard using the plastic opening tool to pry the top of the keyboard up.

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Lift up the keyboard from the back end where the function keys are located. Slide the keyboard out towards the screen.
  • Lift up the keyboard from the back end where the function keys are located.

  • Slide the keyboard out towards the screen.

  • Be careful not to rip the ribbon out of its port.

    • This may damage your laptop.

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Pull the ribbon wire attaching the keyboard to the computer out of its port.
  • Pull the ribbon wire attaching the keyboard to the computer out of its port.

    • Before you pull try to hold the ribbon wire as close to the port as possible to prevent it from breaking.

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Locate and Remove the three 5mm Phillips #0 screws. Locate and Remove the three 5mm Phillips #0 screws.
  • Locate and Remove the three 5mm Phillips #0 screws.

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Pull the end of the white wire clip out of its port.
  • Pull the end of the white wire clip out of its port.

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Take out the fan by lifting it out of its dock.
  • Take out the fan by lifting it out of its dock.

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Conclusion

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

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