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Fan assembly removal and installation - ThinkPad R500

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Use only the battery specified in the parts list for your computer. Any other battery could ignite or explode.

For access, remove these FRUs in order:

  1. Battery.
  2. Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader
  3. Keyboard.
  4. Keyboard bezel and speakers

Step 1

StepScrew (quantity)ColorTorque
1M2 × 3 mm, flat-head, nylon-coated (2)Silver0.167 Nm(1.7 kgfcm)
2M2 × 9.5 mm, pan-head, nylon-coated (2)Black0.167 Nm(1.7 kgfcm)

Attention: Do not handle the fan roughly. Improper handling of the fan can cause distortion or deformation and imperfect contact with components.

Step 2

StepScrew (quantity)ColorTorque
4M2 × 9.5 mm, pan-head, nylon-coated (2)Black0.167 Nm(1.7 kgfcm)

In step (5), release the wireless antenna cables from the cable guide of the fan assembly.

Step 3

When installing:

Before you attach the fan assembly to the computer, an amount of 0.2 grams, on the part marked Either too much or too less application of grease due to imperfect contact with a component. the thin film off from the rubber (b).

For integrated graphics chip models:

Integrated graphics chip models

For discrete graphics chip models:

Discrete graphics chip models

  • Make sure that the fan connector is attached firmly.
  • When attaching the fan assembly to the frame, take care not to damage the heat sink (b) of the fan assembly.

Step 4

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