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.

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

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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.
  • 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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Remove the connector between the fan and the laptop by pulling gently to the left. 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.
  • 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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