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Cooling Fan Replacement Instructions

I was wondering if anyone had instructions on removing the Stock Gateway Heat Sink Fan for this model? I have a replacement Fan Component from Mundo Corp. But there are no instructions. I am a MAC Technician and am doing this for a friend and would like to read up on the Procedure before tearing into this unfamiliar PC. thanx out, t

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Re: Cooling Fan Replacement Instructions

Here's the manual, page 48.

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The computer is usually clogged with dust and other debris. See if the following instructions help.

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Goto page 107 and follow the instructions to page 108.
Goto page 118 and follow the instructions to page 121.
Goto page 126 and see below:

Be sure to have a duster can with a extender tube on hand now.

On Page 126 You will remove the fan. This and the next page are the purpose
of doing this work. Follow the fan removal instructions. Check that the fan
turns freely. Take the duster and the fan and carry it outside if it is very
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