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These steps will show you how to install the top left cooling fan unit.

  1. To avoid electrocution, shut down the computer. Do not open the computer or attempt to install any items inside it while the computer is on.
    • To avoid electrocution, shut down the computer. Do not open the computer or attempt to install any items inside it while the computer is on.

    • To avoid being burned, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool.

  2. Remove all the cables, including the power cables before opening the unit.
    • Remove all the cables, including the power cables before opening the unit.

  3. Lift the tab to unlock the side panel. The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.
    • Lift the tab to unlock the side panel.

    • The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.

  4. Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle. Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle. Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle.
    • Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle.

  5. Locate the top left cooling fan unit.
    • Locate the top left cooling fan unit.

  6. Pull the fan straight out from its slot. You will need to remove two cables from the motherboard.
    • Pull the fan straight out from its slot. You will need to remove two cables from the motherboard.

    • It may be easier to reach the cables if you remove the PCI guide (next to the fan unit) first.

  7. After pulling out the fan unit, the area should look like this.
    • After pulling out the fan unit, the area should look like this.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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