Trouble inserting new fan due to old metal part
I bought a new fan for my Laptop, as the old one basically didn't function anymore. My laptop has been laying around for exactly 1 year so when I bought it, I didn't think about the old metal part it was attached to.
The actual fan was inside a metal part, which is connected to the headpipes and screws on top of the CPU to keep the heatpipes there. However, it is also the hull for the fan itself.
The new fan arrived in a plastic case, which has the exact dimensions as the old bit for the fan but does not include the rest of the old metal thing. Sadly the screws on the new plastic casing are too small for me to open and I'm not even sure if I'll be able to insert the new fan into the old casing, as I can't see the mount points it uses/needs.
I could break the old metal part away from the heatpipes, but that would create a problem with the attachment of the heatpipes to the CPU (not the GPU though).
I am still trying to figure out how to open the new plastic casing, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to and if the fan can fit inside the old metal frame (but it should, as I bought it looking at the serial number).
How bad would it be if I tried to:
- rip off the plate of the new fan casing
- left the old metal frame out and installed the new fan without it
Here pics of the comparison between the fan cases and the old fan casing on the motherboard.
Is there any other step that would be recommendable/not to be taken?