Introduction

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

Turn off your computer and remove the power cable by pulling it straight out of its socket.
  • 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. Remove the 2 Phillips #2 screws that secure the case door to the device.
  • Remove the 2 Phillips #2 screws that secure the case door to the device.

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

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