Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Remove the five Phillips screws on the bottom of the projector.
  • 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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  • Remove the Phillips screw on the back of the projector.

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Image 1/1: You may need to use pliers at first if the lock screws are too hard to twist with your fingers.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Do not pull too hard on the sides because you may break the speaker wires attached to them. Image 2/2: Pop the tabs connecting the rest of the case together by running your fingers underneath the edges.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Avoid pulling on the connector attached to the board as you may accidentally tear it off.
  • 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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  • Remove the two fans.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull up on the circuit board to remove it. Image 2/2: 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.
  • 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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Image 1/2: The yellow arrow points to the location of the fourth screw which can be seen in the second picture. Image 2/2: The yellow arrow points to the location of the fourth screw which can be seen in the second picture.
  • 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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Image 1/2: The screw on the left is between two tall pieces of plastic which can make it difficult to see. Image 2/2: Lift the black plastic casing around the light bulb up out of the projector.
  • 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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Image 1/1: It is necessary to remove the lens/light bulb combo in order to have easy access to the central fan.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Slide the plastic piece on the left side of the fan out of its position. Image 2/2: Slide the plastic piece on the left side of the fan out of its position.
  • Remove the Phillips screw.

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

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Image 1/2: Lift the fan out of the case. Image 2/2: Lift the fan out of the case.
  • Remove the two screws.

  • Lift the fan out of the case.

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Image 1/3: Insert a flat head screw driver or other prying tool under the head of the connector and gently pry up. Image 2/3: Insert the new fan in place of the old one. Image 3/3: Insert the new fan in place of the old one.
  • 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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