Help disconnecting fan connector from motherboard

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I have a rattling fan in my laptop. I want to replace it by myself because I feel like it's an easy thing to do. The problem is that I can't unplug the connector of the fan on the motherboard.

Here are some pictures of the connector:

https://imgur.com/a/RV55c4Y

It seems that all I need to do is pull, but when I tried, it just wouldn't come out. I'm scared that if I used too much strength it'll rip the cables off.

What tool would help me unplug it without ruining anything?

Thanks.
 

ARAN_108

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It seems like the connector is glued.

Don't pull the cable. Get a small flat screw driver and mildly pry it open in the corners.
 
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Yep, that did the trick. Thank you so much.
 

ARAN_108

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You are welcome!
 
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