Introduction

This guide will teach the user how to replace the fan.

  1. Flip laptop over so that "Service TAG" is shown at the top left corner.
    • Flip laptop over so that "Service TAG" is shown at the top left corner.

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  2. Remove highlighted screws from back of laptop.
    • Remove highlighted screws from back of laptop.

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    • Remove screws from panels at bottom right hand side.

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    • Remove two panels at bottom right hand corner by sliding in direction of arrows shown

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    • Remove screws underneath removed panels.

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    • Remove Hard drive from computer.

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    • Remove battery by pressing inwards on both tabs.

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    • Remove cover at top left of laptop by pulling outwards.

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    • Remove backplate of laptop by pulling outward.

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    • Gently remove the connector for the wire running over the fan by lifting the tab on top up with your fingernail and sliding it out.

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    • Unscrew the four screws which hold in the fan.

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    • Lift out the fan and place it to the side.

    • DO NOT FORCEFULLY PULL THE FAN AWAY there is still a wire attaching it to the circuit board and you don't want to damage the circuit board.

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    • Remove the connection by gently pull the remaining connection up from where it is attached.

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    • Replace the old fan with the new one.

    • Make sure that fan being used to replace is compatible with computer.

    • Sony no-longer has a list of compatible fans, so this may be difficult if not impossible.

    • Another option to making it quieter it is to blow off the accumulated dust either by blowing on it, or more effectively by using an air hose.

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Conclusion

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

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