Introduction

Use this guide to remove the fan from your Optoma HD20.

  1. Twist focal cap clockwise until it is fully extended. Remove focal cap by pulling it straight out.
    • Twist focal cap clockwise until it is fully extended.

    • Remove focal cap by pulling it straight out.

  2. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the three 7.5mm screws on the bottom of the device.
    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the three 7.5mm screws on the bottom of the device.

  3. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the top cover off of the device.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the top cover off of the device.

    • It is easier to pry off the cover from the back side just above the HDMI ports.

  4. When removing the cover, be cautious of the ribbon connecting the top buttons to the main circuit board. The ribbon must be disconnected before proceeding.
    • When removing the cover, be cautious of the ribbon connecting the top buttons to the main circuit board. The ribbon must be disconnected before proceeding.

    • Remove the ribbon by disconnecting it from the main circuit board.

    • Lift up the clip holding it down and pull the ribbon out.

  5. Peel off the tape that is holding the metal casing down.
    • Peel off the tape that is holding the metal casing down.

  6. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to unscrew the nine 4.5mm screws. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the three 2.5 mm screws to be able to remove the metal casing.
    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to unscrew the nine 4.5mm screws.

    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the three 2.5 mm screws to be able to remove the metal casing.

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  8. Remove the metal casing by lifting it up off of the circuit board.
    • Remove the metal casing by lifting it up off of the circuit board.

  9. Unplug the six wires stemming from the circuit board.
    • Unplug the six wires stemming from the circuit board.

  10. Use a Philips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 4.5 mm screws
    • Use a Philips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 4.5 mm screws

  11. Remove three 4.5 mm screws using Philips #1 screwdriver
    • Remove three 4.5 mm screws using Philips #1 screwdriver

  12. Remove the final two 4.5 mm screws connected to the motherboard using a 5 mm nut driver
    • Remove the final two 4.5 mm screws connected to the motherboard using a 5 mm nut driver

  13. Slightly rotate motherboard clockwise to prevent ports from getting caught on the plastic backing
    • Slightly rotate motherboard clockwise to prevent ports from getting caught on the plastic backing

    • Lift up and remove plastic backing

  14. Lift up the motherboard and take out the metal container once screws are removed.
    • Lift up the motherboard and take out the metal container once screws are removed.

    • Do this very carefully because there is still one cable attached.

  15. Unplug the white connector underneath the right side of the circuit board.
    • Unplug the white connector underneath the right side of the circuit board.

    • To remove, pinch both sides of the connector and pull it away from the circuit board.

  16. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove four 5 mm screws to take out the fan. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove four 5 mm screws to take out the fan.
    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove four 5 mm screws to take out the fan.

  17. Remove fan by first pulling it away from the metal housing unit and then up out of the device. Remove fan by first pulling it away from the metal housing unit and then up out of the device.
    • Remove fan by first pulling it away from the metal housing unit and then up out of the device.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

Very nice set of instructions! Excellent images and identification of items to remove. Thank you!

Graveyard Workshop - Reply

Do you know where to get this fan for replacement? Having trouble finding a parts list.

Sterling Grogg - Reply

Small fan is GB1245PKVX-8, large fan is KDE1285PTV1

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