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IBM ThinkPad T42 Fan Replacement

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  • Author: Kevin Rehm
  • Time estimate: 5 - 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Replacing the fan.

Step 1 Fan Removal  ¶ 

Unscrew the 3 screws on the copper heatsink. Now, unplug the connection to the motherboard..

Step 1 Fan Removal  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the 3 screws on the copper heatsink.

  • Now, unplug the connection to the motherboard..

  • Due to the nature of old thermal paste, it might take some force to remove the heatsink.