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Fan assembly removal and installation - ThinkStation S10 (type 6423 and 6483)

This section provides instructions on how to replace a fan assembly. Some models will have three fans. See "Locating internal components".

  1. Open the computer cover. See "Cover removal".
  2. If necessary, remove the adapter cards to access the failing fan. See "Accessing system board components and drives".
  3. Note the routing of the fan-assembly wiring. See "Locating system board connectors and components". Disconnect the fan-assembly-wiring connector from the system board.
  4. If you are replacing the front fan, remove the front bezel. See "Front bezel removal".
  5. If you are replacing the hard disk drive fan, remove the fan bracket that holds the fan by using your fingers to release the fan bracket and then slide it outward
  6. For all fans, remove the fan assembly by pulling the fan grommets 1 free of the bracket as shown.


  1. Install the new fan assembly, route the wiring, and then connect the fan-wiring connector to the system board. See "Locating system board connectors and components".
  2. Reinstall any adapters that were removed. See "Adapter card removal and installation".
  3. Reinstall the front bezel if it was removed. See "Front bezel removal".
  4. Go to "Completing the FRU replacement".
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