Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Replace The Fan In An Hp Laptop

You can replace the fan in your HP laptop.

Replacing the fan in a HP laptop keeps the unit from overheating, shutting down unexpectedly and making noise. Replacement fans are relatively inexpensive and replacing them is a fairly simple process.


1. Shut down the laptop and remove the AC cord. Disconnect any devices, such as a printer or external hard drive, that are attached to the laptop

2. Remove the laptop battery. Turn the laptop upside down, slide the battery release latch and then pull the battery out of the bay.

3. Unscrew the hard drive cover. Grab the hard drive tab and shift the hard drive to the left to unplug it. Lift the hard drive out of the bay.

4. Unscrew and remove the PCI memory cover, the optical drive cover and switch cover.

5. Unscrew the two screws that hold the keyboard to the base, located in the middle of the rear panel. Flip the laptop over so it is right side up and open and remove the keyboard by using the keyboard release switches located above the keyboard. Next, unplug the keyboard cable.

6. Close the laptop and turn it over so it is bottom up. Unscrew the display assembly screws located under the laptop hinges. Turn the laptop over so it is right side up. Open the laptop and unplug the display assembly cable and disconnect the wireless antenna from the display assembly. Unscrew the display assembly from the laptop base and remove.

7. Unplug the mouse pad cable. Turn the laptop over so the bottom side is up and unscrew the base screws which are located along all four sides of the laptop base. Gently remove the base of the laptop.

8. Turn the laptop over so it is right side up. Unplug the fan cable from the circuit board. Unscrew the screws holding the fan assembly to the laptop. Lift the fan assembly out of the laptop.

9. Insert the new fan assembly into the laptop. Screw the assembly unit to the laptop and plug the fan cable into the circuit board.

10. Reassemble the laptop by repeating the previous steps in reverse order.

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