Introduction

This repair guide will walk you through the steps to removing and replacing the fan of your APS Tech 101629 CD-Drive. Fans are easily replaced and the process for removing this fan is fairly simple.

First the casing, channel switch, and power switch will need to be removed.

  1. Pry 4 plastic feet off the bottom of the enclosure using the iPod opening tool.
    • Pry 4 plastic feet off the bottom of the enclosure using the iPod opening tool.

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  2. Unscrew the four screws previously covered by the feet.
    • Unscrew the four screws previously covered by the feet.

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    • Flip the device right side up, then gently slide the casing upwards and off the hard drive.

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    • Flip device upside down again.

    • Gently pry the bottom gray casing away from the device.

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    • Rotate so back of device is facing you, then gently pry the back casing away.

    • When back casing is removed, the fan will become loose.

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    • Find the conjoined ID cable wires that are colored black, orange, and yellow, and disconnect it from the white portion.

    • Make sure to lift the white portion of the connection first.

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    • At this point, the fan is loose and can be easily moved but not disconnected.

    • Using the spudger, depress the pressure holders at all four corners of the fan.

    • Take out the fan and its cords, by pulling it outward from its cavity within the device.

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    • Depress 2 pressure holds on each side of the power switch.

    • Press out the back of the device.

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    • Remove all four 4 connections from the power switch.

      • Remember that the straight connections are on the far side, while the L-shaped connections are on the near side, and that both yellow connections are on top. This is helpful for reassembly.

    • These are very hard to get off, use patience and wiggling.

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    • Remove temperature guage.

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    • Move the exhaust fan out of the way so you can access its control cord.

    • Use the spudger to depress the hold on the fan cord.

    • Gently pull fan cord from connection and remove fan completely.

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Conclusion

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

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