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HP Compaq dx2300 Microtower PC - Removing and Replacing the Chassis fan

Introduction
This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the Chassis fan for the HP Compaq dx2300 Microtower PC.
Minimum skill level
The End User requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The End user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.
Tools required
Torx-15 screwdriver.
Parts required
  note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the Chassis fan that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP.
Description
Part Number
Requires Return
Chassis fan - 92 mm x 25 mm - Draws air into chassis
438741-001 (Modified)
No
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For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.
Summary of instructions
To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the Chassis fan, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library then select Chassis fan from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Click here to view the Chassis fan removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).
Chassis fan removal
  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:
      caution:
    Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
  2. Disconnect the fan cable from the system board.
  3. Remove the two Torx-15 screws that secure the fan to the back of the chassis.
  4. Remove the fan from the chassis.
Chassis fan replacement
  1. Position the fan against the chassis.
  2. Replace the two Torx-15 screws to secure the fan to the back of the chassis..
  3. Connect the fan cable to the system board.

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