Introduction

Use this guide to replace the fan inside of your Dell Dimension 4600.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Locate the case cover latch on the back of the computer.

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Image 1/1: While holding the latch down, place your other hand flat on the side of the case and firmly shift the side panel to the left until it disengages.
  • Using your index finger, slide and hold the cover latch down.

  • While holding the latch down, place your other hand flat on the side of the case and firmly shift the side panel to the left until it disengages.

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  • Grab the edge of the panel and slide it away from the case until it is removed.

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Image 1/1: Locate the fan and its black, red, and white power cable.
  • Lay the computer flat on it's side so that you are looking down at all of the components.

  • Locate the fan and its black, red, and white power cable.

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  • Follow the power cable to the motherboard connection and remove it by pressing down on the clip.

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  • Locate the release clip on the side of the fan and hold it down with your thumb.

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Image 1/1: Using the four black notches as a reference, slide the fan towards the open side releasing the fan.
  • While holding the release clip down, look on the outside of the case where the fan lies.

  • Using the four black notches as a reference, slide the fan towards the open side releasing the fan.

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Conclusion

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

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Thank you, the pictures are very good. My Dell 4600 had a green baffle that funneled the air through the heat sink fins. There is a little latch at the bottom which allows the this to swing open. Because the back of my PC is full of 13 years worth of cables, I did this without lying the PC down and without disconnecting the fan connector from the mother board. I am amazed at how quiet the PC is now.

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