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.

Image 1/2: Don't forget, there are two more 12mm screws on the other side as well. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Then, remove the two 12mm black screws - one on each side of the back of the device - holding the top panel on. Image 2/3: Lastly, remove the three 12mm black screws on each side of device. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Remove each bar by unscrewing the two 10mm silver screws on each end. Image 2/3: Remove each bar by unscrewing the two 10mm silver screws on each end. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Remove both copper colored 10mm screws with a #2 phillips screwdriver. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: The disk drive is removed in the pictures, however this is not necessary to replace the fan and can be ignored.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Carefully detach the cable from the fan to the circuit board by pulling on the cable connecting the fan to the circuit board. Image 2/3: You are now ready to install the new fan! Image 3/3: 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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