This guide describes how to remove the cooling unit of the Toshiba Satellite M45 laptop.


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  • Remove the cover from the cooling unit.

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  • Unscrew the copper heat-sink using a #1 screwdriver, and then lift it free. Do not get any thermal grease on any components. This part can now be replaced.

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  • Follow the tear-down guide until you have access to the fan unit on the motherboard.

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  • Unscrew the fan unit from the motherboard using a #0 screwdriver. Once the fan is unscrewed and unplugged from the motherboard, it can be replaced.

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

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