NUC Disassembly/Reassembly

One of the most frequent requests I get is for help taking apart a NUC to clean, repair, or replace the fan. As the only piece of the NUC with moving parts, it’s usually the one that needs attention before any other.

Here is the process I use for disassembling and removing the fan. In this video I’m demonstrating on a NUC6CAYH model. The TPS (technical product specifications) for this particular model can be found here.

USE THIS METHOD AT YOUR OWN RISK! AS FAR AS I KNOW, REMOVING/REPLACING THE FAN WILL STILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY!

The process can vary slightly between models, and between NUC generations, so what you see here may or may not be helpful for other models. Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “NUC Disassembly/Reassembly

  1. People would probably like to see this done with one of the tougher to disassemble NUCs, like NUC7i7BNH, which has the dual microphones.

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    1. I haven’t taken that model apart yet, and I wouldn’t want to steer you in the wrong direction, as the fan used changes between models. I’ll reach out to the NUC team and see if they can tell me.

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