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Is your projector overheating? Is it powering down at random times? Use this guide to replace the malfunctioning fan. Replacing the fan requires a fine tip soldering iron and should be done by those with solder experience.

  1. Flip the projector onto its back and unscrew the nine 15mm screws using the Phillips #0 screw driver.
    • Flip the projector onto its back and unscrew the nine 15mm screws using the Phillips #0 screw driver.

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  2. Flip the projector right side up and unscrew the two 12mm screws on the light bulb panel located at the rear of the projector with a Phillips #0 screw head.
    • Flip the projector right side up and unscrew the two 12mm screws on the light bulb panel located at the rear of the projector with a Phillips #0 screw head.

    • The bottom right panel screw does not come completely out the panel door.

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    • Using your hands, gently pry the top and bottom of the projector casing apart.

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    • Locate the 80 mm fan and slide upward straight out of the housing.

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    • Unsolder the red and black connections off of the motherboard.

    • If there are zip ties around the cables, they will need to be cut to remove the fan.

    • Need some help? Follow this guide to learn soldering basics.

    • While soldering the metal connections will get very hot. Never touch the iron with your hand.

    • Make sure that the projector is fully turned off and not plugged in. Allow up to 30 minutes for projector to cool down.

    • If there is hot glue within the connection in on the motherboard, you will need to peel it off simply using your fingers.

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Conclusion

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

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