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VGA thermal device/fan removal and installation - Thinkpad W700, W700ds, W701, W701ds

VGA thermal device/fan removal

For access, remove these FRUs in order:

For ThinkPad W700 and W701:

Note: Loosen the screws [1], [2], [3] and [4], but do not remove them. When you attach the fan, secure the screws in order as shown in this figure.

Please perform the following step as shown in the picture below.


For ThinkPad W700ds and W701ds:


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


VGA thermal device/fan installation

For ThinkPad W700ds and W701ds:

When installing:

  • Before you attach the fan assembly to the computer, apply thermal grease, at an amount of 0.2 grams, on the part marked [b] 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. For the new VGA thermal device/fan, you need to peel the thin films off from the rubbers marked [a].
  • Make sure that the fan connector is attached firmly.


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  • Alias ID: MIGR-71641
  • Document ID: PD005659
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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