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Replace fan in Presario 900US

Ordinarily, I can remove all the screws underneath the laptop then gently pry off the top strip close to the screen then remove the keyboard and any additional screws underneath then gently pry the top cover off. This is often quite easy if I know the pressure points. On the Compaq Presario 900US, I can not seem to locate those points.
My goal is to access the rear fan which is not spinning. I suspect a blockage somewhere or the fan has failed.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Here is the service manual for your laptop. you will need the utility Winrar to open the file after you download the file. when you open the link scroll down to the bottom where the download button is.

http://www.eserviceinfo.com/downloadsm/9046/COMPAQ_Compaq%20Presario%20900%20Series.html


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