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Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual
Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you
begin working inside the computer.
The two fans are located on the bottom of the computer, one with screws labeled "F2" (fan 2) and one
with screws labeled "F3" (fan 3).
To remove fan 2:
1. Follow the instructions in
2. Turn over the computer.
3. Unscrew the two captive screws labeled "F2," lift up the fan cover, and remove it from the
This fan cover comes off over the audio
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