Introduction

Replace the Upper Fan in the computer tower to prevent overheating and computer damage.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.
  • Make sure the computer is turned off, by selecting the start menu and choosing “Shut Down”.

  • Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.

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Image 1/2: Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise. Image 2/2: Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.
  • Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.

  • Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.

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Image 1/2: Lift panel case off computer. Image 2/2: Lift panel case off computer.
  • Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned.

  • Lift panel case off computer.

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  • Remove the large blue cover from the computer. There are no screws or tabs holding it in place.

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  • Remove the power supply that connects the upper fan to the motherboard. The power supply has black, red, green and yellow wires.

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  • Remove the rubber grommets from the base of the fan. A screwdriver or spudger may be useful.

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  • Pull the upper fan out of the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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