For a laptop computer to function at its best, all of its parts need to function at highest efficiency. Fujitsu laptops are no exception. If even one part of the laptop's construction fails, the computer will operate at a lower capacity. The fan in Fujitsu laptops keeps the computer from overheating. You can easily replace a broken fan from home to avoid paying for costly repairs at a computer store.
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Things you need
- Philips screwdriver
Turn off the laptop. Use an antistatic wrist strap or touch a grounded metal object to prevent static damage to the computer. Remove the battery from the casing on the bottom of the laptop using the screwdriver.
Remove the case cover marked "Hard Drive," located on the bottom of the computer. Unplug the cable connecting the hard drive to the computer. Remove the hard drive carefully from the computer.
Turn the laptop around, and unscrew the hinges located on the back of the laptop. Open the laptop.
Use the screwdriver to take off the small plastic covering just above the keyboard. Carefully remove it from the computer. Gently lift the keyboard up from the top left or right corner, and disconnect the data ribbon connecting it to the computer. Place the keyboard to the side.
Unplug the two ribbons connecting the computer screen to the body of the laptop. Disconnect the touchpad ribbon linking the computer to the touchpad.
Unscrew the screws located on the side of the frame in the recess where the keyboard used to be. Remove the frame. The inner workings of the computer will be exposed.
Grasp the fan, located in the left corner of the computer, and disconnect it from the motherboard.
Remove the screws fastening the fan to the computer. Install the new fan. Reassemble the computer in the reverse order of how it was taken apart.
Tips and warnings
- The fan is a square-shaped box, located in the upper left corner.
- Disassembling a laptop will void the warranty on the computer.
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