For access, disable the battery pack first. Refer to “1000 Disabling the battery pack in the UEFI BIOS” for detailed instructions.
Then remove these FRUs in order:
Please refer to “1010 Hard disk drive and solid state drive” for detailed instruction.
Please refer to “1020 Keyboard” for detailed instruction.
Please refer to “1080 Keyboard bezel assembly with fingerprint reader and audio sub card ” for detailed instruction.
Removal steps of fan assembly
Disconnect the fan connector from the system board.
Capture shoulder screw (4)
0.181 Nm (1.85 kgfcm)
Removal steps of fan assembly (continued)
Before you attach the fan assembly to the computer, apply thermal grease, at an amount of 0.2 grams, on the part marked [a] as in the following figure. Either too much or too less application of grease can cause a thermal problem due to imperfect contact with a component.
Make sure that the fan connector is attached firmly.