Introduction

Use this guide to replace a defective fan and heatsink in a Toshiba Satellite E45t-B4300.

Parts

No parts required.

Power off your laptop before continuing. Remove the following two 4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Power off your laptop before continuing.

  • Remove the following two 4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Slide the battery out towards you.
  • Slide the battery out towards you.

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Remove the following twelve 4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the following twelve 4mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Use a spudger to depress the six white clips connecting the plastic cover
  • Use a spudger to depress the six white clips connecting the plastic cover

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Run the spudger or a plastic card around the entire laptop to release the rest of the clips.
  • Run the spudger or a plastic card around the entire laptop to release the rest of the clips.

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Remove the cover and set to the side.
  • Remove the cover and set to the side.

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Remove the four 2mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 2mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the two 2mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Use a spudger or your fingers to disconnect the fan from the motherboard.
  • Use a spudger or your fingers to disconnect the fan from the motherboard.

  • Remove the fan and heatsink.

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Conclusion

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

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