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Introduction

The BlackMagic ATEM Television Studio Switcher has a terribly bad design with a loud fan. This procedure will help you upgrade your device to make is quiet.

WARNING - THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY!

Video Overview

  1. 2 Screws on each side
    • 2 Screws on each side

    • 6 Screws on top

  2. Remove Both Fans
    • Remove Both Fans

    • 2 - Screws each

    • 1 - Pull cable each

  3. Leave some length to solder with and to reach connector on main board.
    • Leave some length to solder with and to reach connector on main board.

  4. Strip Wires, Tin Wires, and prep by adding heat shrink tubing on wires (before shrinking).
    • Strip Wires, Tin Wires, and prep by adding heat shrink tubing on wires (before shrinking).

  5. For Both Fans Solder the new fan to the old connector using the following pinout. Adjust heat shrink tubing so it covers the solder joints and use heat gun to shrink tubing.
    • For Both Fans

    • Solder the new fan to the old connector using the following pinout.

    • Adjust heat shrink tubing so it covers the solder joints and use heat gun to shrink tubing.

  6. Re-assemble fans to device with fan label facing out.
    • Re-assemble fans to device with fan label facing out.

  7. OPTIONAL - Use Small Round Nose Pliers to break off case grill to make fan even quieter.
    • OPTIONAL - Use Small Round Nose Pliers to break off case grill to make fan even quieter.

  8. Re-Assemble Case
    • Re-Assemble Case

Conclusion

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

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Kevin Krautle

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I have an ATEM Production Studio 4K which had the same issue. This guide was helpful to know how to map the exhaust fan wiring. There are 2 12v heat sync fans that have the same color scheme. I just crimped the wires strait across, and everything worked. I’m now able to live edit without the distraction of a loud switch!

Thank you!!

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