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Introducción

Replacing the cooling can alleviate problems caused by overheating such as: unexpected shutdowns, shortened battery life, hot keyboard.

  1. Ensure your device is unplugged and shut down.
    • Ensure your device is unplugged and shut down.

    • Place the laptop down with the cooling vents facing upwards.

  2. Use your finger to slide the latch towards the unlocked position (away from the other latch).  If done correctly you will see red. Slide the second latch to the unlocked position while gently pulling the battery away from the laptop.
    • Use your finger to slide the latch towards the unlocked position (away from the other latch). If done correctly you will see red.

    • Slide the second latch to the unlocked position while gently pulling the battery away from the laptop.

  3. Using the #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the nine 4mm screws on the back panel. Using the #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the nine 4mm screws on the back panel.
    • Using the #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the nine 4mm screws on the back panel.

  4. Gently pull the two rubber feet closest to battery away from the device. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 5mm screw under each rubber foot.
    • Gently pull the two rubber feet closest to battery away from the device. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 5mm screw under each rubber foot.

  5. Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop. Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop. Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop.
    • Slowly begin working your plastic opening tool along the panel to undo the latches around the laptop.

  6. Many of the wire connections to the motherboard are secured by tape for vibration protection.  Your device may or may not have this tape.
    • Many of the wire connections to the motherboard are secured by tape for vibration protection. Your device may or may not have this tape.

    • If any tape is present, remove all tape from the area within the red area.

  7. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the four 3mm captive screws securing the copper tube onto the motherboard. These captive screws are secured by plastic washer to the copper tube and will remain in the heat sink assembly during removal.
    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the four 3mm captive screws securing the copper tube onto the motherboard.

    • These captive screws are secured by plastic washer to the copper tube and will remain in the heat sink assembly during removal.

  8. Remove the tape connecting the copper tubing to the cooling fan. Lift and remove the heat sink assembly. Lift and remove the heat sink assembly.
    • Remove the tape connecting the copper tubing to the cooling fan.

    • Lift and remove the heat sink assembly.

  9. Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the three 3mm screws around the perimeter of the fan.
    • Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, remove the three 3mm screws around the perimeter of the fan.

  10. Remove the wiring from the motherboard by gently pulling the wire connector at the base of the wires. Once the wires are removed, the cooling fan assembly is disconnected.  You may now remove the cooling fan.
    • Remove the wiring from the motherboard by gently pulling the wire connector at the base of the wires.

    • Once the wires are removed, the cooling fan assembly is disconnected. You may now remove the cooling fan.

Conclusión

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

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