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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 fans), below (2 hatches SSD).
Step 2 — Unlock the disk media
Before teardown, unlock the disk media with the key.
Step 3 — Removes disks from the bay
Since the media are unlocked, remove each disk media.
Step 4 — Backplane and memory slot access
This is a significant innovation, the memory is now directly accessible and without disassembly of the housing, for the original bar as for the extension port.
Step 5 — Case: removing the cover 1/2
Remove the 2 screws on the back of the case at the top and bottom (not the one above the USB port)
Step 6 — Housing: hood removal 2/2
Slide the cover forward, then slide it out (here, to the left).
Step 7 — Internal parts: presentation
in red: SSD M.2 expansion card 2280
Step 8 — Removing M.2 SSD expansion card
Remove the 4 screws located on the blue electronic board.
Step 9 — USB3 port: removal of connectivity
Remove the screw from the holding plate of the USB connector 3.
Step 10 — Removing fan clips
Remove the screws from the two shims to secure the disc cage and the two fans.
Step 11 — Cage disks: removal of cradle 1/3
5 Phillips screws must be removed.
Step 12 — Cage disks: removal of cradle 2/3
Then 2 screws on the upper face of the device (top).
Step 13 — Cage disks: removal of cradle 3/3
Now that the screws have been removed, you can (after verification) remove the cage drives.
Step 14 — Fans: removal of hardware 1/2
Remove the 8 screws from the fan grilles. They make it possible to maintain both the grilles and the fans.
Step 15 — Fans References
According to the technical documentation of Y.S. TECH:
Step 16 — Fans: removal of fans 2/2
Remove the power cables from the fans, being careful to locate them (you never know) located on the motherboard.
Step 17 — Motherboard: remove the board from the case
Remove the 4 screws that secure the motherboard to the case.
Step 18 — Motherboard: processor
Motherboard processor face
Step 19 — Motherboard: memory side and connectors
Memory side of the motherboard (pre-equipped with 4 GB of RAM)
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