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Introduction

Use this guide to remove the side fan of your device.

Parts

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  1. On the back side of the unit, remove the three 8.1mm screws marked with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • On the back side of the unit, remove the three 8.1mm screws marked with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  2. From the back, lift the case upwards away from the unit then forwards, releasing the prongs on the front. From the back, lift the case upwards away from the unit then forwards, releasing the prongs on the front.
    • From the back, lift the case upwards away from the unit then forwards, releasing the prongs on the front.

  3. There is one group of wires located towards the front of the case and attached directly to the motherboard and the case. Using two fingers in a pinching motion, release the wire from the clip and disconnect it. There is one group of wires located towards the front of the case and attached directly to the motherboard and the case. Using two fingers in a pinching motion, release the wire from the clip and disconnect it. There is one group of wires located towards the front of the case and attached directly to the motherboard and the case. Using two fingers in a pinching motion, release the wire from the clip and disconnect it.
    • There is one group of wires located towards the front of the case and attached directly to the motherboard and the case. Using two fingers in a pinching motion, release the wire from the clip and disconnect it.

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  5. Remove the cover from the device.
    • Remove the cover from the device.

  6. Using a #1 phillips head screwdriver, remove the two 8.1 mm screws in the corners of the fan. Using a #1 phillips head screwdriver, remove the two 8.1 mm screws in the corners of the fan.
    • Using a #1 phillips head screwdriver, remove the two 8.1 mm screws in the corners of the fan.

  7. Use your fingers to pinch the white tip of the multicolored wire connecting the fan to the motherboard. While pinching, gently pull up to remove the wires from the motherboard. Use your fingers to pinch the white tip of the multicolored wire connecting the fan to the motherboard. While pinching, gently pull up to remove the wires from the motherboard. Use your fingers to pinch the white tip of the multicolored wire connecting the fan to the motherboard. While pinching, gently pull up to remove the wires from the motherboard.
    • Use your fingers to pinch the white tip of the multicolored wire connecting the fan to the motherboard. While pinching, gently pull up to remove the wires from the motherboard.

  8. The fan is now free from its screws and wire and can be freely lifted out of the casing.
    • The fan is now free from its screws and wire and can be freely lifted out of the casing.

Conclusion

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

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