Introdução

If the laptop is overheating, it is possible that your fan is malfunctioning or needs to be cleaned. To replace, a replacement must be purchased and installed, while cleaning does not require a new fan. Follow this guide to clean or replace your computer fan.

Locate the fan on the underside of the laptop.
  • Locate the fan on the underside of the laptop.

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Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the 4.5 mm screw securing the fan cover to the device.
  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the 4.5 mm screw securing the fan cover to the device.

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Use a plastic spudger tool to free the cover.
  • Use a plastic spudger tool to free the cover.

  • The fan cover is extremely fragile and easy to break. Use caution during this step.

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Lift the fan up from the device. If you're cleaning the fan, stop at this step, and remove any build up. This can be done with tweezers and canned air. Disconnect the fan cable to fully remove the fan from the device.
  • Lift the fan up from the device.

  • If you're cleaning the fan, stop at this step, and remove any build up. This can be done with tweezers and canned air.

  • Disconnect the fan cable to fully remove the fan from the device.

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Conclusão

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

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