Introduction

If you are having issues with overheating it is most likely being caused by a faulty fan. In this guide we will open the player up by removing the connecting screws and then removed the faulty fan so it can be replaced for a new one.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the 12mm screws with the Philips #2 screwdriver which keep the plastic panels in place. Don't forget, there are two more 12mm screws on the other side as well.
  • Remove the 12mm screws with the Philips #2 screwdriver which keep the plastic panels in place.

  • Don't forget, there are two more 12mm screws on the other side as well.

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First, remove the three 12mm black screws holding the top panel on (Phillips #2). Then, remove the two 12mm black screws - one on each side of the back of the device - holding the top panel on. Lastly, remove the three 12mm black screws on each side of device.
  • First, remove the three 12mm black screws holding the top panel on (Phillips #2).

  • Then, remove the two 12mm black screws - one on each side of the back of the device - holding the top panel on.

  • Lastly, remove the three 12mm black screws on each side of device.

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Carefully lift up the top panel, because there are two blue ribbon cables that must be disconnected before removing the panel, and we do NOT want them to break. After gently disconnecting the two ribbon cables (you can just pull them out with your hand), take the top off and set it to the side. After gently disconnecting the two ribbon cables (you can just pull them out with your hand), take the top off and set it to the side.
  • Carefully lift up the top panel, because there are two blue ribbon cables that must be disconnected before removing the panel, and we do NOT want them to break.

  • After gently disconnecting the two ribbon cables (you can just pull them out with your hand), take the top off and set it to the side.

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After the top is off, you'll see that there are two metal bars that go across the top of the device. Remove each bar by unscrewing the two 10mm silver screws on each end. Remove each bar by unscrewing the two 10mm silver screws on each end.
  • After the top is off, you'll see that there are two metal bars that go across the top of the device.

  • Remove each bar by unscrewing the two 10mm silver screws on each end.

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First we need to unscrew the fan from before we can remove it. Remove both copper colored 10mm screws with a #2 phillips screwdriver. As you remove the second screw, pull the fan inward to remove it from the remainder of the case. It should now only be connected to the case through a cable attached to the circuit board.
  • First we need to unscrew the fan from before we can remove it.

  • Remove both copper colored 10mm screws with a #2 phillips screwdriver.

  • As you remove the second screw, pull the fan inward to remove it from the remainder of the case. It should now only be connected to the case through a cable attached to the circuit board.

  • The disk drive is removed in the pictures, however this is not necessary to replace the fan and can be ignored.

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We will now completely remove the fan from the player. Carefully detach the cable from the fan to the circuit board by pulling on the cable connecting the fan to the circuit board. You are now ready to install the new fan!
  • We will now completely remove the fan from the player.

  • Carefully detach the cable from the fan to the circuit board by pulling on the cable connecting the fan to the circuit board.

  • You are now ready to install the new fan!

Could you please tell me the fan size please.

carl - Reply

Conclusion

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

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