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Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement

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  1. Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, How to unplug and discharge before repair: step 1, image 1 of 2 Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, How to unplug and discharge before repair: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Power down your PC and remove the power cord from the back.

  2. Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds, then release.

    • This helps drain any remaining power stored in the capacitors, so that you can safely work on the internal components.

  3. Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Dell Optiplex GX620 Side Panel Disassembly: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • With the computer standing upright, firmly pull on the tab at the back of the computer.

    • When the side panel pops free, gently pull the panel away from the computer.

    • If you have trouble freeing the side panel from the case, you may need to pull the tab a bit harder.

  4. Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Unplug your Hard drive.: step 4, image 1 of 3 Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Unplug your Hard drive.: step 4, image 2 of 3 Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Unplug your Hard drive.: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Unplug your hard drives power and data cables.

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    • Unplug the power and data cables.

  6. Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Unplug the fan.: step 6, image 1 of 2 Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Unplug the fan.: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Unplug the fan.

  7. Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two Phillips #2 screws.

  8. Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Remove the heat sink.: step 8, image 1 of 3 Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Remove the heat sink.: step 8, image 2 of 3 Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Remove the heat sink.: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the heat sink up.

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    • Pull the two tabs and pull it out.

    • This needs a lot of force to take it off.

  10. Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Take the fan out of its enclosure.: step 10, image 1 of 3 Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Take the fan out of its enclosure.: step 10, image 2 of 3 Dell Optiplex GX620 Fan Replacement, Take the fan out of its enclosure.: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • To take the fan out you have to pull the two tabs and pull the fan out.

Conclusion

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

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