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by Sandy Qualey-Dobson

Introduction

This guide shows how to replace the left fan on your Graphics Module. If you are replacing the right fan, the steps are the same (only mirrored).

Parts

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    • Using the Torx T5 bit in your Framework Screwdriver, remove the 4 fasteners from the Graphics Module cover.

    • First remove the two fasteners from the top of the Graphics Module and then remove the two fasteners from either side.

    • It may be easier to remove the fasteners from either side by rotating the Graphics Module as shown.

    • With the fasteners removed, the top portion of the Graphics Module Cover will lift off easily.

    • Loosen the 4 fasteners on the fan, these fasteners are captive and will remain attached to the fan.

    • Lift the latch securing the fan cable to the Graphics Module board.

    • Carefully lift the fan out of the Graphics Module Cover being mindful of the cable.

    • Using the spudger side of the Framework Screwdriver can make guiding the fan cable easier as shown

    • Start by routing the fan cable through the channel and then lower the fan into place.

    • Plug in the fan cable and close the latch to secure it to the Graphics Module Board.

    • Tighten the 4 captive fasteners to secure the fan in place.

    • Place the top piece of the Graphics Module Cover into place and make sure it is aligned well to the bottom of the cover.

    • Using the Torx T5 bit in your Framework Screwdriver, install the 4 fasteners into the Graphics Module cover.

    • First install the two fasteners from either side and then install the two fasteners from the top of the Graphics Module.

    • It may be easier to install the fasteners from either side by rotating the Graphics Module as shown.

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Sandy Qualey-Dobson

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