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Fan assembly removal and installation - ThinkCentre A52 (type 8155, 8156, 8157, 8158, 8159, 8160, 8289, 8298, 8328, 8341, 8344, 8382) / M52 (type 8099, 8116, 8215, 9210, 9211)

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Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading the "Important safety information". You can also find this information in the Quick Reference Guide that was included with your computer or in the Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer.

For ThinkCentre A52 (type 8155, 8156, 8157, 8158, 8159, 8160) and M52 (type 8099, 8116, 8215, 9210, 9211) systems:

Quick Reference Guide
Hardware Maintenance Manual

For ThinkCentre A52 (type 8289, 8298, 8328, 8341, 8344, 8382) systems:

Quick Reference Guide
Hardware Maintenance Manual


Replacing the fan assembly
  1. Open the computer cover. See "Cover removal and installation".
  2. Rotate the drive bay assembly upward to gain access to the fan assembly (1).

Rotate drive bay

  1. Disconnect fan assembly cable from the system board.
    • For ThinkCentre A52 (type 8155, 8156, 8157, 8158, 8159, 8160) and M52 (type 8099, 8116, 8215, 9210, 9211) systems, see "System board diagram".
    • For ThinkCentre A52 (type 8289, 8298, 8328, 8341, 8344, 8382) systems, see "System board diagram".

    Note: Make sure you note the location of the fan cable when you disconnect it from the system board.

  2. Remove the front bezel by releasing the tab as shown.

Remove the front bezel

  1. Remove the plastic insert behind the bezel by releasing the tabs as shown.

Remove plastic bezel

  1. Release the tabs as shown holding the fan assembly.

Release the tabs

  1. Remove the fan assembly.

Remove fan

  1. Install the new fan assembly and connect the fan cable to the system board.
  2. Reinstall the plastic insert.
  3. Reinstall the front bezel.
  4. Go to "Completing the parts replacement".
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