How to remove Dell Dimension 3100 CPU Fan

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-10

Does anyone know how to remove the cpu fan from the fan shroud assembly as shown in the photo? The cpu fan is secured by four rubbery towers on four corners of the fan shroud.

Question by:dandeliondream
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    normally its the rubber plugs that need to be pulled out. u can pry them out with needle nose pliers. that should pop the top off and allow you to remove the fan.
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    i managed to get the fan out by pushing and squeezing the rubbery plug inwards through the hole. repeat steps for all 4 plugs.
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    For those interested, I can't get a replacement from my local computer shops....I went to the biggest IT mall in Singapore SIM LIM SQUARE and SIM LIM TOWER and none of the shops sell Dell CPU fans. I have no choice but to get it from Dell directly. I'm poorer by SGD51.36. This is so much more expensive than a normal fan which costs around SGD18 - SGD25 only.

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