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Y410: Cleaning Fan, Trouble removing screws on back of laptop!! Please Help..

2009-11-09, 18:43 PM

I've been having trouble with overheating so after searching for advice on the forums I decided to blow out the dust and clean the fan/heatsink area myself. The big problem is, I can't get the screws out! There are two screws on the back of the Y410 laptop fastening the CPU fan area. One of them is on the surface, the other is at the bottom of a hole. The problem with these screws is that they dont just come out, they have to be helped. i had to pull the first screw with my fingers while i turned it, for it to come out, otherwise it would just keep turning and clicking. The problem with the sunken screw which is labed "B" is that i cant lift it because there is no room. So it just turns and clicks and I can't get into my laptop!! Anyone have any advice???


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Re: Y410: Cleaning Fan, Trouble removing screws on back of laptop!! Please Help..

2009-11-11, 13:24 PM

Sounds like they are "captive" screws, they are not meant to come out.

When they click, just pry the cover up, there should be a notch for that.

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