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Toshiba Satellite C55D-C5106 Cooling Fan and Heat Sink Replacement

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    • Turn the laptop off and remove any external power sources.

    • Flip the laptop upside down.

    • Remove all of the 12 screws that secure the back cover to the laptop with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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    • Pull the battery toward yourself until it is completely removed from the laptop. The battery should detach easily.

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    • Run the metal spudger around the seam between the back cover and the rest of the laptop.

    • Use the metal spudger to remove the bottom cover of the laptop.

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    • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the screw securing the fan.

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    • Loosen the four screws securing the heat sink using the same screwdriver.

    • These screws cannot be removed.

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    • Disconnect the fan from the motherboard by removing the white holder with the red, yellow, and black wires.

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    • Pull the fan and heat sink away from the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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