Introduction

If your laptop gets hot and noisy when it is turned on, there may be a problem with the fan. This guide contains instructions for both checking the connection of, and replacing the fan of a Toshiba Satellite C650D computer.

  1. Unplug the laptop and turn it off.
    • Unplug the laptop and turn it off.

    • Flip the laptop upside down.

    • Locate the battery on the underside of the laptop.

  2. Push the two latches away from the battery.
    • Push the two latches away from the battery.

  3. Slide the battery away from the laptop. Locate the serial number on the battery to order a replacement.
    • Slide the battery away from the laptop.

    • Locate the serial number on the battery to order a replacement.

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  5. Remove the fourteen 6.0mm and two 2.0mm Philip's #0 screws connecting the keyboard to the back.
    • Remove the fourteen 6.0mm and two 2.0mm Philip's #0 screws connecting the keyboard to the back.

    • Make sure you keep track of all the screws.

  6. Flip the computer over.
    • Flip the computer over.

    • Use a nylon spudger to lift the keyboard.

    • Go around the edge of the keyboard and lift until the keyboard separates from the back.

    • Only lift the keyboard a little at a time, otherwise you risk damaging the plastic.

  7. Detach the ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard.
    • Detach the ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard.

  8. Detach the cable connecting the fan to the motherboard.
    • Detach the cable connecting the fan to the motherboard.

  9. Remove the one 3.0mm and one 5.0mm Philips #0 screws holding the fan in place. Remove the one 3.0mm and one 5.0mm Philips #0 screws holding the fan in place.
    • Remove the one 3.0mm and one 5.0mm Philips #0 screws holding the fan in place.

  10. Remove the fan by pulling it out slowly.
    • Remove the fan by pulling it out slowly.

Conclusion

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

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