Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the case fan in your HP Compaq dx2000MT.

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  • Turn off your computer and remove the power cable by pulling it straight out of its socket.

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  • Remove the 2 Phillips #2 screws that secure the case door to the device.

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Image 1/3: This may take considerable force so keep pushing! Image 2/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device. Image 3/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.
  • Remove the side case door by pushing towards the rear of the device with your hand.

    • This may take considerable force so keep pushing!

  • Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.

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Image 1/3: Once again, this may take considerable force. Image 2/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device. Image 3/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.
  • Remove the side case door by pushing towards the rear of the device with your hand.

    • Once again, this may take considerable force.

  • Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.

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  • Remove the 3 prong power connector from the motherboard by pulling it outwards toward the side of the device.

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Image 1/3: Prying them outwards with a small flathead screwdriver and Image 2/3: Pulling them out with tweezers or plyers. Image 3/3: Pulling them out with tweezers or plyers.
  • Remove the 4 push fasteners from the case by:

    • Prying them outwards with a small flathead screwdriver and

    • Pulling them out with tweezers or plyers.

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  • Remove the fan from the case by pulling it towards the front of the device.

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Conclusion

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

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