Introduction

This guide will disassemble the fan to clean the fan blades.

Parts

No parts required.

Use a Philips #2 screwdriver to unscrew the four 6mm Phillips #0 back screws.
  • Use a Philips #2 screwdriver to unscrew the four 6mm Phillips #0 back screws.

  • Do this by unscrewing from left-to-right then pull the screws out of the back of the fan

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Pull the front and back cover apart.
  • Pull the front and back cover apart.

  • Be careful not to pull the front cover off completely because it holds the wires.

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Remove the Phillips (5-mm head) 6-mm screw that holds the circuit board to the outer shell of the fan.
  • Remove the Phillips (5-mm head) 6-mm screw that holds the circuit board to the outer shell of the fan.

  • Make sure the fan is unplugged while removing the circuit board as you may get shocked.

  • To remove the screws, unscrew in a left-to-right fashion at an angle to make sure that the wires do not get tangled.

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Remove the top cover containing the circuit board and the wires by pulling it away from the body of the fan.
  • Remove the top cover containing the circuit board and the wires by pulling it away from the body of the fan.

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Remove the circuit board from the top cover. Do not touch the other side of the circuit board as you  may damage circuit elements. Unscrew the four screws on the top of the circuit board in a left-to-right fashion. After pull screws out of the board.
  • Remove the circuit board from the top cover. Do not touch the other side of the circuit board as you may damage circuit elements.

  • Unscrew the four screws on the top of the circuit board in a left-to-right fashion. After pull screws out of the board.

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Follow steps 1-4 to remove the front, back, and top covers of the fan to reach the fan blades.
  • Follow steps 1-4 to remove the front, back, and top covers of the fan to reach the fan blades.

  • Use a cloth to clean off dust clogged in between the fan blades.

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Conclusion

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

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