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Introduction

This guide details how to replace a malfunctioning fan in the Sega Dreamcast.

Be sure to replace the fan with one corresponding to your Model Number. Refer to the Top Cover Disassembly Guide for instructions on where to find your model number.

Image 1/2: '''Flip the console''' over on its back. Image 2/2: '''Take note of your model number''', in case replacement parts are needed.
  • Verify that the console is disconnected from the AC outlet before you begin.

  • Flip the console over on its back.

  • Take note of your model number, in case replacement parts are needed.

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  • Remove the expansion bay by applying pressure to the small clip on the expansion bay while prying it away from the console.

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Image 1/1: The fourth screw is hidden under the expansion bay if it has not already been removed.
  • Locate and remove all four black 12mm Phillips #02 screws from the underside of the console.

  • The fourth screw is hidden under the expansion bay if it has not already been removed.

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Image 1/1: '''Flip the console topside up.'''
  • Be careful that the internal components do not topple out.

  • Flip the console topside up.

  • Remove the top cover of the chassis by gently lifting the upper portion of the console.

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Image 1/1: The white fan header may already be detached if you have completed the Controller Port Disassembly Guide.
  • Remove the white fan header by gently pulling it away from from the controller port.

  • The white fan header may already be detached if you have completed the Controller Port Disassembly Guide.

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  • Remove the two 8.5mm Philips #00 screws from the fan bracket.

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Image 1/2: '''Remove the fan''' from the bracket. Image 2/2: '''Remove the fan''' from the bracket.
  • Remove the two 17.5mm Philips #00 screws from the fan bracket.

  • Remove the fan from the bracket.

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Image 1/2: '''Replace the fan bracket''' in the Dreamcast using two 8.5mm Philips #00 screws. Image 2/2: '''Replace the fan bracket''' in the Dreamcast using two 8.5mm Philips #00 screws.
  • Connect the new fan to the fan bracket using two 17.5mm Philips #00 screws.

  • Replace the fan bracket in the Dreamcast using two 8.5mm Philips #00 screws.

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Conclusion

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

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