I bought a new MT3422 latop about a year and 9 months ago. I leave it running 24x7 and in less than a year the fan was worn out. Gateway was good about fixng it but now it's out of warranty so I need to do it myself this time.
Anybody got a link to instructions on fan replacement? I just need to figure out how to get the thing apart and remove the old fan.
Its pretty straight forward to take apart. take all the screws out underneath, take out the hard drive and there are 2 more screws to take out where it was. Then pop out the piece above the keyboard carefully so you can remove the keybvoard to get the screws under it. Next remove the screen to get the last 2 screws in the back corners. Get the motherboard screws next and take it out of the case. Underneath is the fan and processors.
Our issue is getting the cover off. All available screws have been removed and it still won't come apart at the hinges. We can see inside there are silver pins holding it down. Can't get the keyboard out can't get the top of the pc off. What's the secret????