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How to Solve Lenovo X201, X210i Laptop Fan Error?

When your Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i laptop used several years later, the CPU cooling fan maybe have some problems. For example: 1) the fan would not start on boot up; 2) the laptop display a 'Fan Error' and power off; 3) fan noise loudly; etc. How to solve these problems? Please following 1 to 11 steps:

The following picture manual fit for Lenovo X201 X201i fan 60Y5422, 34.4CV01.001, MCF-W08PAM05-2, UDQFWPH52FFD, and X200 fan 45N4782, 34.47Q22.001, MCF-W08PAM05 or 44C9549, 34.47Q23.001.B01

Step 11 - 1 : Remove Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i SIM card from slot.

Remove X201 / X201i SIM card
Remove X201 / X201i SIM card

Step 11 - 2 : Remove Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i battery.

Remove X201 / X201i battery

Step 11 - 3 : Remove Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i memory.

Remove X201 / X201i memory
Remove X201 / X201i memory

Step 11 - 4 : Remove Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i SATA HDD Disk Drive Cover.

Remove X201 / X201i Disk Drive Cover
Remove X201 / X201i Disk Drive Cover

Step 11 - 5 : Remove screws on the bottom of Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i D cover.

Remove X201 / X201i D cover

Above picture: Total 16 screws, below have marked.
  • yellow circle ----- screen axis/hinge screw.
  • Blue Circle ---- hard drive screws.
  • Black Circle ---- keyboard screws.
  • gray circle ---- SIM card slot (X200 internal expansion module slot. This slot can also be inserted inquiry, X200 are reserved WWAN antenna inside the screen).
  • Green Circle ---- palmrest(C shell) / U-shaped frame screws.
  • Red Square Circle ---- drainage channels.
  • Red Circle ---- memory cover screws.
  • White Circle ---- motherboard screws.

Step 11 - 6 : Remove Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i keyboard.

Remove X201 / X201i keyboard

Step 11 - 7 : Remove Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i palm rest / C shell. Note: Please pull the cable of touch pad gently.

Remove X201 / X201i C shell

Step 11 - 8 : Remove Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i top shielding assembly.

Remove X201 / X201i top shielding

Step 11 - 9 : Remove Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i U frame.

Remove X201 / X201i U frame

Step 11 - 10 : Remove Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i mainboard with fan heat sink from the bottom shell.

Remove X201 / X201i heat sink

Step 11 - 11 : Get the Lenovo ThinkPad X201 / X201i heat sink fan.

Get X201 / X201i heat sink fan

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