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SYNOLOGY DS918 +: a complete disassembly in rules

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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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