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SYNOLOGY DS218 +: a complete disassembly in rules

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      Guide Steps

      Step 1 — Presentation: the different faces of the case

      Here are the different interesting faces of the case: front (bay disks), rear (connectors and fan).

      Step 2 — Teardown : remove disk media

      nothing very hard … remove the disk media by pressing "push" buton.

      Step 3 — Backplane and memory slot access

      2 x SATA port

      Step 4 — Case: removing the cover 1/2

      Remove the screw on the back of the case next to Kensington incision.

      Step 5 — Housing: cover removal 2/2

      Once rear screws removed …

      Step 6 — Teardown: internal parts

      in orange: internal SATA ports

      Step 7 — Teardown: spacer holding cage and case

      simply unscrew the screw to remove the spacer.

      Step 8 — Disassembly: spacer holding fan

      same as before ... unscrew the screw to remove the plastic spacer

      Step 9 — Teardown: removal of the fan

      the fan has been removed for the tutorial. This is not mandatory ... but better to have a little more room!

      Step 10 — Teardown: removal of the motherboard 1/2

      to remove the motherboard from the box, unscrew the 4 screws as below ...

      Step 11 — Teardown: removal of the motherboard 2/2

      once the screws are removed, pull the front slightly outwards ...

      Step 12 — Teardown: removal of the disk bay

      remove the screws marked in yellow (x4)

      Step 13 — Internal parts: case, motherboard

      1 - motherboard (processor side)

      Step 14 — Many thanks!

      photograph showing one of the phases of the NAS teardown.

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