1. Power down your PC and remove the power cord from the back. Power down your PC and remove the power cord from the back.
    • Power down your PC and remove the power cord from the back.

  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.
    • 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. With the computer standing upright, firmly pull on the tab at the back of the computer.
    • 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. Unplug your hard drives power and data cables. Unplug your hard drives power and data cables. Unplug your hard drives power and data cables.
    • Unplug your hard drives power and data cables.

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  6. Unplug the power and data cables. Unplug the power and data cables. Unplug the power and data cables.
    • Unplug the power and data cables.

  7. Unplug the fan. Unplug the fan.
    • Unplug the fan.

  8. Remove the two Phillips #2 screws. Remove the two Phillips #2 screws.
    • Remove the two Phillips #2 screws.

  9. Pull the heat sink up. Pull the heat sink up. Pull the heat sink up.
    • Pull the heat sink up.

  10. Pull the two tabs and pull it out. This needs a lot of force to take it off. This needs a lot of force to take it off.
    • Pull the two tabs and pull it out.

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

  11. To take the fan out you have to pull the two tabs and pull the fan out. To take the fan out you have to pull the two tabs and pull the fan out. To take the fan out you have to pull the two tabs and pull the fan out.
    • 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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