How to Open an Averatec C3500 Laptop to Change the Fan

The Averatec C3500 laptop is run by a large circuit board, called a motherboard. The internal components of the laptop, such as the hard drive and disc drive, generate heat that can damage the sensitive technology on the motherboard. Laptop manufacturers attach a fan to the motherboard that runs continuously and keeps the motherboard cool. If the fan stops working, you can open your Averatec C3500 to replace it. However, you may void any warranty on the laptop, making you responsible for the costs of any additional repairs.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
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Instructions

    • 1

      Turn off the laptop and remove all cords, including the mouse and power cables.

    • 2

      Remove the Phillips screws securing the covers to the hard drive and memory compartments.

    • 3

      Slide the battery lock to the side and pull out the battery.

    • 4

      Remove the two screws in the battery compartment and the six Phillips screws around the edge of the bottom of the case. Pull the bottom of the case off of the laptop to expose the internal components, including the motherboard and the fan on top of it.

    • 5

      Remove the four screws securing the fan to the motherboard. Disconnect the fan wire from the motherboard to completely remove it.

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