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I need to try to replace my cooling fan and heat sink, I have tried to get the back of the computer off, I have removed the HD and battery and all the screws, but it still seems to be held by something near where the battrey slides in, How do you take the back off the computer to get at the cooling fane and tube and heat sink?

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Watch this video about dis assembly of Acer 2480 Notebook
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Actually there is a lot yet you have to open. Check the battery compartment for hidden screws, also there should be a cover near the top by the screen that will come up. You are going to have to remove that and then remove the screws holding the keyboard down and the Hinge Screws. After that most likely you will need to remove the screws holding the motherboard down so you can lift the motherboard out so you can access the cooling fans and coils. Acers like to use built in clips that are molded into the body of the laptop as well, look for some of those.

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