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This guide will show you how to replace the fans in your MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro.

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  1. Make sure the laptop is off and unplugged (not charging). With the laptop closed and upside down, unscrew the nineteen 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws that keep the back cover in place.
    • Make sure the laptop is off and unplugged (not charging).

    • With the laptop closed and upside down, unscrew the nineteen 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws that keep the back cover in place.

  2. Using your fingers, gently loosen the edges of all four sides of the back cover. Gently pull off the back cover.
    • Using your fingers, gently loosen the edges of all four sides of the back cover.

    • Gently pull off the back cover.

    I can't get the back portion ofte cover to come off. How do I get the rest of it loose enough?

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    the optical drive needs to be pulled out and 3 screws hidden under the drive must be removed

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  3. Unscrew the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw keeping the battery secure. Unscrew the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw keeping the battery secure.
    • Unscrew the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw keeping the battery secure.

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  5. Grab the battery with your fingers and gently pull it up and away from the rest of the laptop. Grab the battery with your fingers and gently pull it up and away from the rest of the laptop.
    • Grab the battery with your fingers and gently pull it up and away from the rest of the laptop.

  6. If you are replacing only the keyboard, you can skip to step 18, and then skip the WiFi adapter removal step. The CPU fan, m.2 SSD, RAM and WiFi adapter (marked in green) will all come off with the main board, giving you access to the keyboard. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the ten 5.5mm screws. Remove the last two 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws, and remove the washers around them.
    • If you are replacing only the keyboard, you can skip to step 18, and then skip the WiFi adapter removal step. The CPU fan, m.2 SSD, RAM and WiFi adapter (marked in green) will all come off with the main board, giving you access to the keyboard.

    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the ten 5.5mm screws.

    • Remove the last two 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws, and remove the washers around them.

  7. Unplug both of the fan power cords from the laptop using a spudger. Unplug both of the fan power cords from the laptop using a spudger. Unplug both of the fan power cords from the laptop using a spudger.
    • Unplug both of the fan power cords from the laptop using a spudger.

  8. Continue to use the spudger to carefully separate the wires of the power cord from the laptop. Continue to use the spudger to carefully separate the wires of the power cord from the laptop.
    • Continue to use the spudger to carefully separate the wires of the power cord from the laptop.

  9. Fully remove the fans from the rest of the laptop. Fully remove the fans from the rest of the laptop.
    • Fully remove the fans from the rest of the laptop.

    what is the thing that the fans are held in called like that big metal thing i need to get that replaced i think and i dont know how ot search for it

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  10. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the six 5mm screws. Separate the fans from the silver fan covers. Separate the fans from the silver fan covers.
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the six 5mm screws.

    • Separate the fans from the silver fan covers.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I can't get the back case off the last bit of it is held on pretty tight. All the screws are out so how do I loosen it?

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Where do you buy the replacement fans

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I need a link to buy the actual fan itself if you wouldn’t mind I’d greatly appreciate it

dylan davis - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

EDIT: The only place I could actually find the fans were on walmart so Ill post the link here -> https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=ms... (I personally bought the blue one that was first I should get it by next friday and Ill try and remember to post if it works or not)

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Hello, nice work. I have problem with my msi ge72 6qd and i wander if is possible to find better fan from stock. Any ideas? Thank you again nice work and you are very understandable.

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If you are using this guide, don't forget to reapply thermal paste after disassembly.

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