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Introduction

How to replace the Power Switch

  1. To start getting the case off remove the front panel so it's out of the way.
    • To start getting the case off remove the front panel so it's out of the way.

  2. Next remove the screws from the feet of the case with a phillips head screwdriver. Next remove the screws from the feet of the case with a phillips head screwdriver.
    • Next remove the screws from the feet of the case with a phillips head screwdriver.

  3. To remove the case, place the Drobo on its back and slide the case off.
    • To remove the case, place the Drobo on its back and slide the case off.

  4. Press tabs to release back cover and lift off Press tabs to release back cover and lift off Press tabs to release back cover and lift off
    • Press tabs to release back cover and lift off

  5. Push tabs in and carefully pull out the front facer and drive shelves Push tabs in and carefully pull out the front facer and drive shelves
    • Push tabs in and carefully pull out the front facer and drive shelves

  6. Unscrew the back face by removing the screw on the back sides, then slide top face apart from the others Unscrew the back face by removing the screw on the back sides, then slide top face apart from the others
    • Unscrew the back face by removing the screw on the back sides, then slide top face apart from the others

  7. Carefully unplug the Power Switch and Fan wires. Carefully unplug the Power Switch and Fan wires.
    • Carefully unplug the Power Switch and Fan wires.

  8. Press tabs on Power Switch to release the Power Switch and Push out.
    • Press tabs on Power Switch to release the Power Switch and Push out.

    • A Spudger like object is helpful for pushing in the tabs if the fan is not removed also

  9. Finally pull the old switch out and pop the new one in. Finally pull the old switch out and pop the new one in.
    • Finally pull the old switch out and pop the new one in.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Hello,

great info I found here, but where do I buy a replacement button for my Drobo in Europe?

Kind regards and thank you in advance,

Heinrich

Heinrich Voelkel - Réponse

Hi, where do I find a replacement power switch for my Drobo 5N? BTW, thanks for the great tutorial!

Stephen R Parrott - Réponse

I took my Drobo apart and the printed numbers on the switch are R13-112. I ordered these on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Twidec-Rocker-Tog...

I put it in, crossed my fingers, and BAM, worked like a charm. Hope that helps all the future DIY’ers.

tdubs - Réponse

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