- Step 1: Open your case Open your laptop's case. Read your owner's manual for directions on correct housing removal.
- TIP: Make sure the computer is turned off, unplugged, and the battery is removed.
- Step 2: Unplug fan's power Unplug the fan from the motherboard. You may need to refer to your manual.
- Step 3: Remove the fan Lift and gently remove the fan. Each system is different, but you'll probably have to remove a couple of screws.
- Step 4: Blow compressed air Blow compressed air around the area to get rid of any dust or debris.
- Step 5: Look for debris Look for and remove any debris that may be caught in the fan blades and replace the fan.
- Step 6: Plug power connector Plug the fan back into your motherboard and put the case back together.
- Step 7: Turn the computer on Turn the computer on and verify that the fan is working.
- FACT: Setting your laptop on a soft surface, such as a bed, pillow, or lap, can block airflow and cause your laptop to overheat.
You Will Need
- A screwdriver
- A manual
- Compressed air