This guide will show you how to replace the fan in your Sony Vaio computer. You will need to have completed the keyboard replacement guide first.

  1. Start with the laptop face up on a flat surface.
    • Start with the laptop face up on a flat surface.

  2. Open the laptop with the keyboard facing you.
    • Open the laptop with the keyboard facing you.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the keyboard. Start at the end closest to the screen.

    • Be careful around the edges; work your way around the keyboard until all of it is detached.

    • There will be a ribbon cable attached to the bottom of the keyboard. Be sure not to rip the cable when lifting the keyboard from the laptop frame.

    • Carefully detach the ribbon from the base of the computer with your hands.

    • Remove the keyboard.

    • Use a Philips #0 screwdriver to remove the 7 top case screws.

    • Using a metal spudger, pry open at the seams.

    • Open the gray top of the laptop from the base black portion.

    • Slide the spudger along the seam, and then carefully open the top.

    • Open the top carefully without disconnecting the two parts.

    • Be mindful and careful of the ribbon cable attaching the two parts together.

    • Use a Philips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the 4 heatsink screws.

    • If there is electrical tape, remove it with your finger.

    • Using the plastic opening tool, pry up the unscrewed fan.

    • The fan will still be attached by a small red and yellow wire, with your fingers detach this carefully.

    • Remove the fan.


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

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