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Introduction

We are going to tear down the emachine model C2881. You will only need a philips head screwdriver for this teardown.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Emachine C2881, use our service manual.

Before you begin: Please unplug the unit from the wall along with any other cables and hold the power button down for 30 seconds to discharge any static energy. Also please do not work on carpet and wear a wrist strap. First, loosen but do not remove the two thumb screws at the back on the left side.
  • Before you begin: Please unplug the unit from the wall along with any other cables and hold the power button down for 30 seconds to discharge any static energy. Also please do not work on carpet and wear a wrist strap.

  • First, loosen but do not remove the two thumb screws at the back on the left side.

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Next, slide the back panel towards the back of the unit. Then set the panel aside.
  • Next, slide the back panel towards the back of the unit.

  • Then set the panel aside.

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Turn the unit on its side Then remove the screw securing the hard drive bay in place. Then remove the screw securing the hard drive bay in place.
  • Turn the unit on its side

  • Then remove the screw securing the hard drive bay in place.

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Disconnect the hard drive power cable, and data cable. And remove the hard drive bay And remove the hard drive bay
  • Disconnect the hard drive power cable, and data cable.

  • And remove the hard drive bay

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Remove the 2 phillips head screws on the hard drive bay. Then push the hard drive up and then pull it out Then push the hard drive up and then pull it out
  • Remove the 2 phillips head screws on the hard drive bay.

  • Then push the hard drive up and then pull it out

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To remove the front panel, Grasp the top, and pull it outward and upward. Don't pull it out too hard, as there are three cables still connected to the panel. Don't pull it out too hard, as there are three cables still connected to the panel.
  • To remove the front panel, Grasp the top, and pull it outward and upward.

  • Don't pull it out too hard, as there are three cables still connected to the panel.

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Push the clips back on the 2 LED´S and the power switch to remove each. And then remove the front panel. And then remove the front panel.
  • Push the clips back on the 2 LED´S and the power switch to remove each.

  • And then remove the front panel.

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Remove the single screw securing the audio box. Then rotate it 90 degrees down and pull it forward Then rotate it 90 degrees down and pull it forward
  • Remove the single screw securing the audio box.

  • Then rotate it 90 degrees down and pull it forward

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Remove the two screws on the audio box. Then pull it out and set the case aside. Remove the two screws on the audio box. Then pull it out and set the case aside. Remove the two screws on the audio box. Then pull it out and set the case aside.
  • Remove the two screws on the audio box. Then pull it out and set the case aside.

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Remove the single screw from the SD card reader. Then remove it Then remove it
  • Remove the single screw from the SD card reader.

  • Then remove it

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Now remove the 2 screws from the DVD player. Disconnect the cables and remove it. Now remove the 2 screws from the DVD player. Disconnect the cables and remove it. Now remove the 2 screws from the DVD player. Disconnect the cables and remove it.
  • Now remove the 2 screws from the DVD player. Disconnect the cables and remove it.

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Turn the computer back on its side Remove the cables for the card reader, and the audio box and remove all of the above. Remove the cables for the card reader, and the audio box and remove all of the above.
  • Turn the computer back on its side

  • Remove the cables for the card reader, and the audio box and remove all of the above.

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Disconnect the DVD drive cables, and the hard drive cables and set them aside. Disconnect the DVD drive cables, and the hard drive cables and set them aside. Disconnect the DVD drive cables, and the hard drive cables and set them aside.
  • Disconnect the DVD drive cables, and the hard drive cables and set them aside.

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Remove the RAM by pushing down on the two tabs. Then pull up on the RAM Remove the RAM by pushing down on the two tabs. Then pull up on the RAM Remove the RAM by pushing down on the two tabs. Then pull up on the RAM
  • Remove the RAM by pushing down on the two tabs. Then pull up on the RAM

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Remove the single screw securing the phone card. Then pull it up and out. Remove the single screw securing the phone card. Then pull it up and out. Remove the single screw securing the phone card. Then pull it up and out.
  • Remove the single screw securing the phone card. Then pull it up and out.

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Remove the four screws securing the back fan. Disconnect the cable Pull the fan out of the inside of the case Pull the fan out of the inside of the case
  • Remove the four screws securing the back fan. Disconnect the cable

  • Pull the fan out of the inside of the case

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Disconnect the 20 Pin motherboard cable and the four pin cable. Disconnect the 20 Pin motherboard cable and the four pin cable. Disconnect the 20 Pin motherboard cable and the four pin cable.
  • Disconnect the 20 Pin motherboard cable and the four pin cable.

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Remove the six screws from the motherboard, one in each corner and two in the middle in between these Remove the six screws from the motherboard, one in each corner and two in the middle in between these Remove the six screws from the motherboard, one in each corner and two in the middle in between these
  • Remove the six screws from the motherboard, one in each corner and two in the middle in between these

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Grasp the motherboard by the side that would face the front of the computer, and pull it towards the front, and then up. Grasp the motherboard by the side that would face the front of the computer, and pull it towards the front, and then up. Grasp the motherboard by the side that would face the front of the computer, and pull it towards the front, and then up.
  • Grasp the motherboard by the side that would face the front of the computer, and pull it towards the front, and then up.

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Remove the Heatsink clips by pushing down and out on the clips. Remove the Heatsink clips by pushing down and out on the clips. Remove the Heatsink clips by pushing down and out on the clips.
  • Remove the Heatsink clips by pushing down and out on the clips.

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Disconnect the fan cable and lift the heat sink up Disconnect the fan cable and lift the heat sink up
  • Disconnect the fan cable and lift the heat sink up

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Remove the four screws from the heatsink fan and remove the fan. Remove the four screws from the heatsink fan and remove the fan.
  • Remove the four screws from the heatsink fan and remove the fan.

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Remove the four screws from the power supply and then pull it back and out Remove the four screws from the power supply and then pull it back and out Remove the four screws from the power supply and then pull it back and out
  • Remove the four screws from the power supply and then pull it back and out

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Congradulations you have successfully torn down your emachine model C2881
  • Congradulations you have successfully torn down your emachine model C2881

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Duncan Rutherford

Member since: 05/21/2014

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This workaround is not ESD conform.

You have a high risk of damaging the electronic components.

For more Information see here:

for german: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elektrosta...

for english: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrosta...

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Before Attempting to Do this Please get a ESD are antistatic mat to work on, if not then you will damage components in the system, when in doubt ask someone in the profession the right way of going about it.

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