Replace the fan and be happy

Please please please make the fan replaceable. I hate having a defective fan from all that dirt an dust. After several cleanings you know that one day the only thing left to do is to just replace it.

Came here from LTT. I hope you can ship to Philippines soon (where it’s hot and dusty). I want my next laptop to say framework on it.

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I believe they have you covered :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: (link to heat sink and fan replacement guide )

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Please please please make the fan replaceable. I hate having a defective fan from all that dirt an dust. After several cleanings you know that one day the only thing left to do is to just replace it.

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Please make the fan replaceable

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It is, just not individually, because it is integrated into a cooling solution with heatpipes. That is what @FaultedBeing had pointed out earlier via the link too.

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Btw every laptop fan is technically replaceable if you got the know-how and tools for it :wink:

After doing some maintenance I have the good news that the fan is replaceable/removable (even if we currently don’t have an option to buy just a replacement fan) at least there is a way to clean the inevitable build-up on the heatsink.

To remove you must access the underside of the MOBO where you will find 3 Phillips screws in the fan housing, remove those then on the top side of the MOBO unscrew the two captive torx screws and finally there is some black tape adjacent to the fan cable which holds the two halves together, peel the bottom side up, unplug the fan and lift it out.


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