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Need to change motherboard fan on acer rc500 any help?

I have got a rc500 and the fan makes a terrible noise, i have found out that its not the power fan but the motherboard fan, to save me money i was going to replace the fan myself but i am having problems on finding how to remove it from the motherboard. Can anyone help please.

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  • posada Feb 01, 2009

    on booting up the fan makes a lot of noise

  • Michael Lucas
    Michael Lucas May 11, 2010

    is the fan above the processor

  • Stephen May 11, 2010

    Do you mean the cpu fan?


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If the fan is above the cpu then there are 4 screws holding it in that have to be removed. Then unplug the fan wire. Make sure you purchase the same fan size to replace. Then reinstall with the screws. Make sure your pc in unplugged when you do this.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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