Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the fan in your Toshiba satellite. The fan keeps the computer cool when running. Be careful when removing the fan because the heat sink may detach from it.

Turn the laptop off, unplug the AC adapter, and any other auxiliary components.
  • Turn the laptop off, unplug the AC adapter, and any other auxiliary components.

  • Turn over the laptop and proceed to take out the seven 5mm silver JIS #1 head screws. If some of the screws are difficult to take out use the tweezers to help.

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Use the screwdriver to take out the three 5mm black JIS #1 head screws that are located on the hinge.
  • Use the screwdriver to take out the three 5mm black JIS #1 head screws that are located on the hinge.

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Use the spudger to pry under the back cover until it pops off. Use the spudger to pry under the back cover until it pops off.
  • Use the spudger to pry under the back cover until it pops off.

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Unscrew the two 7 mm JIS #1 head screws securing the fan to the laptop.
  • Unscrew the two 7 mm JIS #1 head screws securing the fan to the laptop.

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Using tweezers, disconnect power cable by gently pulling white end out from its socket.
  • Using tweezers, disconnect power cable by gently pulling white end out from its socket.

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Remove heat sink by unscrewing the four 3 mm JIS #1 head screws
  • Remove heat sink by unscrewing the four 3 mm JIS #1 head screws

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  • Based on the quality of the fan either the clean fan or replace the fan.

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Conclusion

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

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