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Introduction

These steps will show you how to install the top left cooling fan unit.

Image 1/1: To avoid being shocked, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool.
  • To avoid electrocution, shut down the computer. Do not open the computer or attempt to install any items inside it while the computer is on.

  • To avoid being shocked, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool.

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  • Remove all the cables, including the power cables before opening the unit.

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Image 1/2: The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.
  • Lift the tab to unlock the side panel.

  • The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.

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  • Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle.

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  • Locate the top left cooling fan unit.

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Image 1/1: It may be easier to reach the cables if you remove the PCI guide (next to the fan unit) first.
  • Pull the fan straight out from its slot. You will need to remove two cables from the motherboard.

    • It may be easier to reach the cables if you remove the PCI guide (next to the fan unit) first.

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  • After pulling out the fan unit, the area should look like this.

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Conclusion

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

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Actually you do need to remove the plastic air deflector, as the fan in question is behind it.

Tim downing - Reply

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