Start a Conversation

Solved!

Go to Solution

1 Rookie

 • 

17 Posts

51

January 23rd, 2024 20:10

How to remove the air shroud on 7920 tower?

The shroud itself says to push in on the side. I do that but it won't budge when lifting up. The owners manual doesn't even mention the sides, it just says:

To remove the air shroud Fan assembly:

  1. Disconnect the fan connector cable from the system board [1].
  2. Lift the shroud away from the system [2].


    https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/en-us/precision-7920-workstation/precision_7920_om_pub/removing-the-air-shroud?guid=guid-7d4545ee-a273-4808-9e46-555caf5aeac2&lang=en-us

1 Rookie

 • 

135 Posts

February 9th, 2024 01:56

@segmentation_fault Sorry, but I was away. The tabs do not actually push in. They are pressure points. Is there an obstruction in the way perhaps….a cable or a plug? Is your fan cable (to the right of the battery) still in place? Unplug that and try again. Do not forget to plug it back in when you are finished!

(edited)

1 Rookie

 • 

135 Posts

January 23rd, 2024 22:30

You will need both hands to push in the four blue tabs on the sides. Then pull up firmly but carefully. You may also have to “wiggle” it a bit.

1 Rookie

 • 

17 Posts

February 5th, 2024 17:42

Thanks. I tried today but the four blue tabs don't push in at all? Are they meant to? When I pull up it won't budge. There is something locking it in place. Can't figure out what though. See my picture below:

1 Rookie

 • 

17 Posts

February 6th, 2024 16:31

@me.myself.i​ Just bumping

1 Rookie

 • 

17 Posts

February 16th, 2024 16:06

Thanks, I tried again, but this this time with a little more force and it popped out. 

1 Message

February 26th, 2024 01:34

I just grip my fingers onto those tabs and pull directly out with mild force. Just don't pull at any sort of angle or you're risking damage to the heatsink.

No Events found!

Top