Removing the CPU Fan Module

  1. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 46.
  2. Remove the Mainboard. See "Removing the Mainboard" on page 85.
  3. Turn the Mainboard right side up, and place it on a clean surface.
  4. Using tweezers, grip the cable connector and disconnect the Fan cable from the Mainboard. IMPORTANT:Do not grip the cable itself to prevent stripping.
Aspire Fan Connector

5. Loosen the three captive screws from the heatsink.

Mainboard 7730g

6. Lift the cover to expose the single securing screw. Remove the screw.

Replacing Acer Aspire 3680 Clean Fan




Screw Type


M2.5*6.5 (NL)


  1. Lift the Fan module clear of the Mainboard.
  2. Lift the Fan module clear of the Mainboard.
Aspire 5738 Cpu Fan

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