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Install 2 case fans

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You can usually install them on the back of the computer case. If that space is not available then you can always drill holes on the side panel immediately above the motherboard and mount the fan there.

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Did you try;

Power off, power unplugged to computer.
Press the Power On button, and hold it in. Hold for a count of 10 seconds.
Let go.

Do this procedure two more times.

Plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

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Horizontal Installation
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Connect the two wires to the new fan by soldering the red wire to the red wire and black to black. Use shrink tubing or tape to insulate the connections.

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Hope this helps. :)

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