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Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.
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Introduction

This guide shows how to replace the rotation button that controls the oscillation of your fan. Replacing the rotation button requires soldering, so it may be a little tricky for those of you who are inexperienced with soldering.

Remove the four 14 mm screws  from the back of the device using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver. Remove the four 14 mm screws  from the back of the device using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 14 mm screws from the back of the device using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

Pull the front and back parts of the case away from each other until the back is free from the front. This may require a large amount of force. Pull the front and back parts of the case away from each other until the back is free from the front. This may require a large amount of force.
  • Pull the front and back parts of the case away from each other until the back is free from the front. This may require a large amount of force.

Remove the two 3mm screws found just below the top of the device using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver. Remove the two 3mm screws found just below the top of the device using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 3mm screws found just below the top of the device using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

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Pry off the control panel by forcefully lifting the tab located inside the front of the fan with the plastic opening tool.
  • Pry off the control panel by forcefully lifting the tab located inside the front of the fan with the plastic opening tool.

Remove the two 10mm Phillips #0 screws that are located next to the rotation button. Remove the two 10mm Phillips #0 screws that are located next to the rotation button.
  • Remove the two 10mm Phillips #0 screws that are located next to the rotation button.

Peel back the heat shrink tubing on both wires connecting to the button.
  • Peel back the heat shrink tubing on both wires connecting to the button.

Caution The soldering iron is very hot, be careful to avoid burns.
  • Caution The soldering iron is very hot, be careful to avoid burns.

  • Desolder the two wires connected to the button and remove the button.

Conclusion

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

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