Introduction

This guide will show you how to take apart the fan to remove the Printed Circuit Board.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Do this by unscrewing from left-to-right then pull the screws out of the back of the fan
  • Use a Philips #2 screwdriver to unscrew the four 6mm Phillips #0 back screws.

  • Do this by unscrewing from left-to-right then pull the screws out of the back of the fan

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to pull the front cover off completely because it holds the wires.
  • Pull the front and back cover apart.

  • Be careful not to pull the front cover off completely because it holds the wires.

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Image 1/1: Make sure the fan is unplugged while removing the circuit board as you may get shocked.
  • Remove the Phillips (5-mm head) 6-mm screw that holds the circuit board to the outer shell of the fan.

  • Make sure the fan is unplugged while removing the circuit board as you may get shocked.

  • To remove the screws, unscrew in a left-to-right fashion at an angle to make sure that the wires do not get tangled.

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  • Remove the top cover containing the circuit board and the wires by pulling it away from the body of the fan.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the four screws on the top of the circuit board in a left-to-right fashion. After pull screws out of the board. Image 2/2: Unscrew the four screws on the top of the circuit board in a left-to-right fashion. After pull screws out of the board.
  • Remove the circuit board from the top cover. Do not touch the other side of the circuit board as you may damage circuit elements.

  • Unscrew the four screws on the top of the circuit board in a left-to-right fashion. After pull screws out of the board.

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Conclusion

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

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