Introduction

In this guide we will teach you how to replace the fan on your laptop. Be sure to read the Satellite L455-S5046 Troubleshooting Guide to see if a replacement is necessary.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Insert your finger under the middle tab and lift the battery out. Image 2/2: Insert your finger under the middle tab and lift the battery out.
  • Find the battery on the back of the computer. Slide both tabs outward towards the side of the laptop and the battery will come loose.

  • Insert your finger under the middle tab and lift the battery out.

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  • Start on the back and unscrew the 12 Phillips #0 11-mm screws holding the back cover down.

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  • Pop off the hard drive cover, and then unscrew the four 11-mm Phillips #0 screws.

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Image 1/2: Gently remove the connector visible in the upper right hand corner of the laptop by pulling to the right. Image 2/2: Remove the cover slowly. There will be two other connectors on the underside that can be removed by pulling gently.
  • Flip the laptop over. Remove the keyboard as instructed in the keyboard replacement guide.

  • Gently remove the connector visible in the upper right hand corner of the laptop by pulling to the right.

  • Remove the cover slowly. There will be two other connectors on the underside that can be removed by pulling gently.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two indicated 11-mm Phillips #0 screws. Image 2/2: Remove the two indicated 11-mm Phillips #0 screws.
  • Remove the connector between the fan and the laptop by pulling gently to the left.

  • Remove the two indicated 11-mm Phillips #0 screws.

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  • Now gently lift the fan and pull out.

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Conclusion

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

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