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Ordered a new cooling fan How do I get the case off to replace it

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Hey dude thats cool youll have to work out how to open your pc yourself,take it slowly and methodicaly youll need a set of fine screwdrivers.
keep your bench clean of wires etc and have a good light to hand.
If your talking about the fan itself it comes enclosed as a unit you should only have to unscrew it an replace it as a unit,

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