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You Will Need
- A screwdriver
- A manual
- Compressed air
Open your case
Open your laptop's case. Read your owner's manual for directions on correct housing removal.
Unplug fan's power
Unplug the fan from the motherboard. You may need to refer to your manual.
Remove the fan
Lift and gently remove the fan. Each system is different, but you'll probably have to remove a couple of screws.
Blow compressed air
Blow compressed air around the area to get rid of any dust or debris.
Look for debris
Look for and remove any debris that may be caught in the fan blades and replace the fan.
Plug power connector
Plug the fan back into your motherboard and put the case back together.
Turn the computer on
Turn the computer on and verify that the fan is working.