Introduction

If your cooling fan fails or your computer overheats easily, it might be time to upgrade or replace your cooling fan.

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  • Slide the lock tabs outward. The right tab will lock into place, but the left tab must be held in place.

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  • When you hear a click, lift up and pull out the battery.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift out keyboard lining portion located at the top of the keyboard.

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  • Remove the 3.6 mm Phillips head PH000 screws securing the keyboard.

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  • Use plastic opening tool to pry out the keyboard, starting by the 'delete' key in the top right corner.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the ribbon out of its compartment to release it from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Gently pull the ribbon out of its compartment to release it from the motherboard.
  • Lift the keyboard up and locate the ribbon.

  • Gently pull the ribbon out of its compartment to release it from the motherboard.

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  • Once the battery is removed, locate and unscrew the 3.2 mm PH1000 Phillips head screws that are underneath the battery.

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  • Unscrew all 6.7 mm PH1 Phillips head screws marked "F6" located on the back of your computer.

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  • Remove the wire and ribbon by gently pulling them out from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Repeat this same process on the other hinge. Image 2/2: Be gentle when prying open this component to avoid damaging  your laptop.
  • Pry open and remove the protective casing by using any flat-headed utensil at the hinges to expose the motherboard. You should hear it click when it unlatches.

  • Repeat this same process on the other hinge.

  • Be gentle when prying open this component to avoid damaging your laptop.

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  • Unscrew all screws attached to the motherboard including the 3 following types of screws: Phillips head PH1 4.9 mm, 10.7 mm, and 4.3 mm.

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Image 1/1: Some of these components need specific steps to disconnect them to avoid damages.
  • Remove all wired components that are connected to the motherboard preventing its removal.

  • Some of these components need specific steps to disconnect them to avoid damages.

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Image 1/2: ZIF cable means zero insertion force. This means that no force is needed to plug in or remove the cable. Image 2/2: Repeat this step for the second ZIF ribbon cable.
  • Push the head of the ZIF ribbon cable gently using a spudger until it detaches from the connector.

  • ZIF cable means zero insertion force. This means that no force is needed to plug in or remove the cable.

  • Repeat this step for the second ZIF ribbon cable.

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Image 1/3: To reinstall the cable, hold it near the end and push it straight into the connector, being careful not to kink the cable. Image 2/3: Push each side of the sliding connector using the tip of a spudger carefully. Image 3/3: Repeat previous step for bottom part of the sliding connector.
  • Pull the cable straight out from the connector to disconnect it.

  • To reinstall the cable, hold it near the end and push it straight into the connector, being careful not to kink the cable.

  • Push each side of the sliding connector using the tip of a spudger carefully.

  • Repeat previous step for bottom part of the sliding connector.

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Image 1/2: Repeat the previous step for the second antenna cable. Image 2/2: Repeat the previous step for the second antenna cable.
  • Pry the antenna cable connector straight up from the board using the flat edge of a spudger.

  • Repeat the previous step for the second antenna cable.

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  • Slide out the disc drive so that it is not obstructing the removal of the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Lift the motherboard up once the latches are detached. Image 2/2: Lift the motherboard up once the latches are detached.
  • Place both hands on the front and right side of the motherboard, using your thumb and index finger, pinch it off of the latches.

  • Lift the motherboard up once the latches are detached.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the two Phillips head PH1 4.3 mm  screws connecting the fan to the motherboard and pull up on the 3 colored wires until they are detached. Image 2/3: Lift the fan up and slide it out from the motherboard. Now you are ready to put in your new fan. Image 3/3: Lift the fan up and slide it out from the motherboard. Now you are ready to put in your new fan.
  • Flip the motherboard over and locate the fan.

  • Unscrew the two Phillips head PH1 4.3 mm screws connecting the fan to the motherboard and pull up on the 3 colored wires until they are detached.

  • Lift the fan up and slide it out from the motherboard. Now you are ready to put in your new fan.

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Conclusion

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

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