Introduction

Follow the steps in this guide to replace your broken central fan in your projector.

  1. Be certain that the projector is powered off before beginning disassembly.
    • Be certain that the projector is powered off before beginning disassembly.

    • Remove the five Phillips screws on the bottom of the projector.

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  2. Remove the Phillips screw on the back of the projector.
    • Remove the Phillips screw on the back of the projector.

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    • Remove the four lock screws.

    • You may need to use pliers at first if the lock screws are too hard to twist with your fingers.

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    • Pry the sides of the case off using your fingers.

      • Do not pull too hard on the sides because you may break the speaker wires attached to them.

    • Pop the tabs connecting the rest of the case together by running your fingers underneath the edges.

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    • Remove the metal plate covering the circuit board by removing the four Phillips screws.

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    • Unplug the six cables by gently pulling up on the cable's connector.

    • Avoid pulling on the connector attached to the board as you may accidentally tear it off.

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  3. GIVE TOOLS. FIX FOREVER.

    GIVE TOOLS.

    FIX FOREVER.

    Spread the Fixmas cheer.

    GIVE TOOLS. FIX FOREVER.

    Spread the Fixmas cheer.

    • Remove the two fans.

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    • Remove the single Phillips screw on the circuit board.

    • Gently pull up on the circuit board to remove it.

    • The circuit board still has a few connections to other circuit board underneath it. Don't worry about these as they will disconnect as you lift up on the circuit board.

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    • Remove the four Phillips screws.

    • The yellow arrow points to the location of the fourth screw which can be seen in the second picture.

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    • Remove the two Phillips screws.

      • The screw on the left is between two tall pieces of plastic which can make it difficult to see.

    • Lift the black plastic casing around the light bulb up out of the projector.

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    • Disconnect the power supply from the light bulb by gently pulling on the two metal tabs attached to it.

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    • Remove the three screws circled in red that are holding the heat sink to the bottom part of the case.

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    • Lift the lens/light bulb combo out of the case.

    • It is necessary to remove the lens/light bulb combo in order to have easy access to the central fan.

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    • Remove the Phillips screw.

    • Slide the plastic piece on the left side of the fan out of its position.

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    • Remove the two screws.

    • Lift the fan out of the case.

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    • Remove the two connectors holding the fan to the metal frame.

    • Insert a flat head screw driver or other prying tool under the head of the connector and gently pry up.

    • Insert the new fan in place of the old one.

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Conclusion

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

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Excellent work. I followed all the steps.

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