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Fan assembly removal and installation - ThinkPad SL300

For access, remove:

  1. Battery pack
  2. Thermal door

Removal steps of fan assembly

Fan assembly

StepScrew (quantity)ColorTorque
[2]M2 × 4 mm, wafter-head, nylon-coated (2)Silver0.167 Nm(1.7 kgfcm)
[3]M2 × 3 mm, wafter-head, nylon-coated (2)Black0.167 Nm(1.7 kgfcm)

Note: Loosen the screws [4], but do not remove them.

Attention: Do not handle the fan roughly. Improper handling of the fan can cause distortion or deformation and imperfect contact with components. 74 ThinkPad

Fan assembly

Installation of the fan assembly

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 [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. For the new fan assembly, you need to peel the thin film off from the rubber [b].

Fan assembly

  • Make sure that the fan connector is attached firmly.

 

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