Question about MSI CR500-479US Notebook
Which screws do I remove to get at the cooling fan
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Shut down your Toshiba laptop, and then disconnect all cables. Close the
LCD lid, and then place the laptop face down on a flat surface. Position the
laptop with front edge facing you.
Locate the battery pack near the top section of the laptop's bottom
casing. Press on the battery release button. Remove the battery from the
Locate the cooling fan compartment cover. Its location varies from
laptop to laptop, but it will be the only hardware cover with a vent in it.
Remove the Phillips-head screws securing the fan's cover in place. Remove the
cover from the laptop.
Disconnect the fan's cable from its connector on the motherboard. Remove
the Phillips-head screws securing the fan in place. Lift the old fan out of the
fan compartment and set it aside. Removing the old fan will reveal the
processor chip. Apply a thin coat of thermal grease to the processor's surface
using a clean paper towel. This will prevent your new processor from frying
once you power on your laptop.
Place the new cooling fan assembly inside the fan compartment. Align the
screw holes on the new fan with the screw holes inside the compartment. Replace
the four retaining Phillips-head screws, and then reconnect the fan's power
cable to the motherboard. Replace the fan compartment's plastic cover, and its
retaining Phillips-head screws.
Replace the battery pack and reconnect all power cables and external
devices. Turn on your laptop to test the new cooling fan
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