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Sony Vaio Fit 13A SVF13NA1EL Fan Replacement

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Before deciding your fan needs to be replaced, check the fan and vents for dust. If cleaning them was not successful, replacement may be necessary.

  • Author: Olivia
  • Time estimate: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Laptop overheating? Fan making a lot of noise ? A fan replacement may be what you need.

Step 1 Fan  ¶ 

Begin by turning the laptop top-down on a flat surface.

Step 1 Fan  ¶ 

  • Begin by turning the laptop top-down on a flat surface.

  • JIS #1 screwdriver to remove the 4 screws circled in red from the back cover

  • Use a JIS #0 screwdriver to remove the 8 screws circled in orange

  • Many of these screws are located underneath the rubber pads on the device.

  • Keep track of the locations of the screws removed for ease of reassembly.

Step 2  ¶ 

Use a spudger to help carefully remove the back cover from the laptop.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Use a spudger to help carefully remove the back cover from the laptop.

  • Be careful when around the ports and headphone jack to avoid causing damage to these components.

Step 3  ¶ 

Lift up back cover to access internal components of the laptop Lift up back cover to access internal components of the laptop

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Lift up back cover to access internal components of the laptop

Step 4  ¶ 

Gently dab isopropyl alcohol on a microfiber cloth and gently clean the fan blades before deciding it needs to be replaced.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Gently dab isopropyl alcohol on a microfiber cloth and gently clean the fan blades before deciding it needs to be replaced.

  • Follow the previous steps in reverse order to reassemble and test if the problem is solved.

Step 5  ¶ 

If cleaning the fan does not work follow steps 1-3 to remove the back cover of the laptop.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • If cleaning the fan does not work follow steps 1-3 to remove the back cover of the laptop.

  • Pull back the pieces of tape, and remove the 3 screws around the fan (red)

  • Remove the 3 screws surrounding the attached heat sink (orange) with the screwdriver.

Step 6  ¶ 

With the aid of a a spudger, carefully unplug the fan connector With the aid of a a spudger, carefully unplug the fan connector

Step 6  ¶ 

  • With the aid of a a spudger, carefully unplug the fan connector