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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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