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Introduction

Follow this guide to remove and replace the fan on a Xbox Series S.

  1. Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Peel off the sticker coverings: étape 1, image 1 de 3 Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Peel off the sticker coverings: étape 1, image 2 de 3 Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Peel off the sticker coverings: étape 1, image 3 de 3
    • Before you start this guide, turn off the Xbox and unplug any cables from it.

    • Use tweezers to peel off the two white screw covers located on the bottom corners of the back panel.

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    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the two 10 mm-long screws securing the back panel to the bottom panel.

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

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    • Slide the bottom panel horizontally toward the back of the console until it comes to a stop.

    • This slides the clips out of the slots on the plastic case.

    • Lift straight up and remove the bottom panel from the plastic case.

  3. Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Remove the plastic case screws: étape 4, image 1 de 1
    • Use a T10 Torx driver to remove the seven 51 mm-long screws securing the chassis to the plastic case.

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    • With the bottom of the Xbox facing you, pull the two bottom-rear corners of the plastic case away from each other.

    • As you pull the corners apart, slide the back panel towards the bottom of the device. This releases the back panel from the plastic case.

    • The back panel should now settle on top of the clips on the back of the plastic case.

    • The back panel is permanently attached to the aluminum chassis.

    • Do not attempt to fully remove the chassis from the plastic case with this technique. You may risk breaking your case.

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    • Pull the bottom-left corner away from the chassis while swinging the chassis away from the plastic case.

    • You may need to lift the chassis to free it from the clips on the bottom-front of the plastic case during this process.

    • Remove the plastic case from the chassis.

  6. Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Remove the power supply screws: étape 7, image 1 de 1
    • Use a T10 Torx driver to remove the seven 11.3 mm-long screws securing the power supply to the chassis.

  7. Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Remove the upper chassis: étape 8, image 1 de 2 Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Remove the upper chassis: étape 8, image 2 de 2
    • Flip the device over.

    • Lift the upper chassis straight up to remove it.

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    • Lift the power supply straight up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Remove the power supply.

  9. Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Remove the fan screws: étape 10, image 1 de 1
    • Use a T10 Torx driver to remove the two 11.3 mm-long screws securing the fan to the chassis.

  10. Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Disconnect the fan: étape 11, image 1 de 2 Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Disconnect the fan: étape 11, image 2 de 2
    • Flip the device over.

    • Take care when flipping the chassis over because the fan is now loose.

    • Use your fingers to pull and disconnect the fan connector from its motherboard socket.

    • Take care not to pull on the wires when disconnecting the fan to prevent breaking the connector.

    • This connector may be difficult to remove. A good method to remove it is to shimmy the connector up and out of its socket with a spudger.

    • You may be able to remove this connector without removing the power supply with a pair of needle-nose pliers.

  11. Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Remove the fan: étape 12, image 1 de 2 Xbox Series S Fan Replacement, Remove the fan: étape 12, image 2 de 2
    • Lift the fan straight up to remove it from the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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what kind of pin connector does the fan use? i want to see if it’s possible to attach a fan splitter y cable.

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Hi wondering if I’m able to switch out the fan to another fan like a noctua fan but I don’t know what fab size?

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