Einleitung

It is possible for the cooling fan inside a laptop to become very noisy due to dust, die out, or break all together. This guide will show how to remove and replace the fan of the device.

Use a plastic opening tool or a metal spudger to pry out the tabs on top of the keyboard.
  • Use a plastic opening tool or a metal spudger to pry out the tabs on top of the keyboard.

  • After prying the tabs up, carefully pull the keyboard out of the laptop.

  • Use caution when prying the tabs up or lifting the keyboard up, as the plastic material and the strip on the keyboard can easily break.

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Once the keyboard is lifted, locate  the release tab.
  • Once the keyboard is lifted, locate the release tab.

  • Using a plastic opening tool or your finger, lift the tab so that it opens .

  • Once the tab is open, the strip on the keyboard can be removed.

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  • Remove the four 6 mm PH1 Philips head screws under the keyboard.

  • Carefully pop off the cover using the plastic opening tools and your hands.

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  • Remove the 4 mm PH1 Philips head screw holding down the optical drive.

  • Use your hand to slide the drive out of the device.

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  • Remove the seven 6mm PH1 Philips head screws from the motherboard.

  • There may be more or less screws in your motherboard as the laptops do vary.

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  • Located on the lower left of the motherboard, disconnect the wire that connects the speaker by pushing it or pulling it away from the white box.

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  • Located on the lower right of the motherboard, flip up the black hatch and remove the ribbon cable by gently tugging it outwards.

  • Ribbon cables are very fragile and can tear easily. Handle with care.

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  • Remove the 4mm PH1 Philips screw to the right of the fan.

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  • Remove the 4mm PH1 Philips screw to the top of the fan.

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  • Remove the motherboard from the USB sockets to the left by first pulling the motherboard to the right and then flip the motherboard up against the screen.

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  • Located on the lower left, remove the 4mm PH1 Philips screw to the top of the fan.

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  • Remove the wire for the fan by pulling or pushing the white tab from the white box.

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Abschluss

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

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