Often times if a computer is overheating, the fan may not be working properly. This guide will show a user how to replace a fan that is no longer working.

  1. Turn off the laptop.
    • Turn off the laptop.

    • Disconnect the charging cable.

    • Failure to unplug the cable could result in electric shock.

    • Turn the computer upside down.

  2. Locate the two switches that lock the battery.
    • Locate the two switches that lock the battery.

    • Push the right switch outwards to unlock the battery.

    • Push and hold the left switch outwards to unlock the battery.

    • Pull the battery away from the computer.

    • Turn the laptop over so that the bottom side is facing up.

    • Unscrew the five 5mm Phillips #0 screws that hold the cover in place.

      • The screws do not come out fully from the back plate. They stay attached to the plate itself.

    • With the screws removed, insert the plastic opening tool into the groove located on the right side.

    • Begin to pry up, and the plate should lift up from the body of the laptop.

    • While lifting up, take the piece in one hand and pull up and to the right to fully remove the back plate.

    • Carefully pull the fan's power connector from the laptop.

    • Remove the three 5mm Phillips #1 screws holding the fan in place.

    • Remove the fan by pulling it up and away from the computer.


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


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