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Replacing cooling fan in ACER ASPIRE 3620 Notebook

Hey guys I have an Acer notebook Aspire 3620.. The colling fan is fried and I need to replace it. The problem is that even after I remove all the visible retaining screws I cant get the cover off in order to access the fan. Is there a trick to it or am I missing some hidden screws. If there is anyone there that can help.....I'll remember you in my will :-) Thanx a bunch

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    my acer aspire 3620 overheats and the fan is running. not much air is being moved and it gets really hot. any suggestions..?

  • mitzripple Mar 09, 2008

    my aspire fan was noisy, but seems to have stopped running, pc is overheating and power shutting down, i want to expose the fan, but haven't figured out how yet...

  • rickyalan Apr 26, 2008

    need to replace cooling fan in acer aspire 3620. I

    removed all visible screws. I still cant get to fan. Help!

  • lubster Sep 25, 2008

    It seems there is a screw some where in the middle of the laptop I removed the hard drive and the memory..still is not coming off. There is a lot of people having this same problem and no solutions so far.....please help!

  • chevchick Dec 07, 2008

    same as - over heats even with an extraction fan and 3 fan platform underneath!

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    Apparently, Acer notebooks are impossible to open. I have a 3050, and have been trying to figure out how to get in to check the fan for over a month.



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    hey mr. robocop.. your explanation is awesome...
    everyone can do it by their own... no technician needed but his/her own will... hehehe
    thanks for sharing ^_^


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At both hinges,behind screen,remove the screw & then lay monitor flat . The top part will pop up now by gently prying up at each end.There you find screws to remove keyboard& under that 3 more screws.


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On most laptops you have to remove the keyboard first. Is there a strip right above the keyboard that pops up? If so, it will give you access to the keyboard mounthing screws.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

Since I have dismatle dan assemble the 3620 several time, I should be able to assist you on the method of replacing the fan.
From above
1) 0 screw to unscrew. remove the top cover (with the on button) and carefull not to pull all the way out to avoid broken cable.
2) 1 screw to unscrew the switch button circuit.
3) 1 screw to unscrew. remove the keyboard and wires connecting to the touchpad and LED panel.
Turn Over the laptop
4) 2 screw to removed underneath the LCD hinges
5) 1 screw to remove the optical drive. use paper clip to push into a hole by the side of the optical drive (intended to take out any cd when power off)
6) 3 screw to remove the harddisk cover.
7) 2 screw to remove the harddisk.
8) 2 chrome screw underneah the location of the harddisk.
9) 5~7 small screw to remove the wireless and ram cover
10) remove the cable connecting to the wireless card
Turn Over and from above
11) 2 screw to unscrew to the holder of the LCD hinges.
12) remove both VGA cable and 2 wireless cable/ariel.
13) take out the LCD display.
Turn over the laptop
14) unscrew visible screw from each hole underneath the notebook.
Turn over the laptop
15) the mainboard must be taken out from the casing in such as way that the VGA port would be stationary but the speaker side of the mainboard is taken out first. but press the PCMCIA stick inside to avoid it from obstructing.
16) you should be able to see the fan and the connector.
Good luck
Kamal Adam, Malaysia.

Posted on May 12, 2008

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