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Cpu fan the cpu fan has quit working and I was trying to find out how to take the computer apart to replace the fan.

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Honestly, take the laptop to a pc repair shop. Any other laptop, except an IBM and I'd say do it yourself, but these 7000 series notebooks are another breed of animal. The worst part is that there are no repair manuals for them.

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U start by removing all the removables like cd drives, batteries, air cards, hard drives, memory, then the laptop should be very lite at this time. now lose all the screws that r what losing from the back n take note where yur losing them from in case of coupling.after losinging the screws from behind, bend the screen a little bit from what yur used to. with a flat screw driver, try to rais the plastic area where the power button is n as soon as u get this one out yr done with losining it.
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Posted on May 29, 2008


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