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Dell Dimension 4600 Fan Replacement

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This is a guide on how to replace the cooling fan located inside a Dell Dimension 4600.

  • Author: Tim
  • Time estimate: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Use this guide to replace the fan inside of your Dell Dimension 4600.

Sections

Step 1 Fan  ¶ 

Lay the computer flat on it's side so that you are looking down at all of the components.

Step 1 Fan  ¶ 

  • Lay the computer flat on it's side so that you are looking down at all of the components.

  • Locate the fan and its black, red, and white power cable.

Step 2  ¶ 

Follow the power cable to the motherboard connection and remove it by pressing down on the clip.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Follow the power cable to the motherboard connection and remove it by pressing down on the clip.

Step 3  ¶ 

Locate the release clip on the side of the fan and hold it down with your thumb.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Locate the release clip on the side of the fan and hold it down with your thumb.

Step 4  ¶ 

While holding the release clip down, look on the outside of the case where the fan lies.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • While holding the release clip down, look on the outside of the case where the fan lies.

  • Using the four black notches as a reference, slide the fan towards the open side releasing the fan.