As the only moving part in a NUC, the fan is often the first part to have any issues. Whether it’s complete fan failure, ineffective cooling, or just noise, you may need to replace the fan at some point. If it’s under warranty, no problem. Just contact Intel support and they’ll hook you up.
But when you’re beyond the warranty you may feel like you have no way to get your NUC working like new again. I’m here to tell you different. If you’re wanting to replace the fan yourself, use the models below to order a replacement. By the way, I’d like to offer a huge thank you to a couple members of the Intel support team for providing this information and giving me the ok to share it with the NUC community. They’ve been tremendously helpful and accommodating. They prefer to remain anonymous, and that’s fine, but I want them to know how much I appreciate the help.
As of right now SimplyNUC offers replacement fans for
all some NUC models. Fan replacement videos are below.
(UPDATE: I’ve changed the wording for the above sentence from “all NUC models” to “some NUC models, as SimplyNUC’s supply varies and they may not have all models available at a given time.)
All 4X4 NUCs
Skull Canyon uses an entirely different model fan:
Here’s what it looks like:
Here’s the process for removing/replacing the fan:
Hades Canyon uses two fans:
They should look like this:
If I get enough interest, I’ll do a disassembly video for Hades Canyon. I only have the one Hades, so I don’t want to take it apart and put it back together if nobody actually needs the info.
A Word of Caution
Please use this information at your own risk. These model numbers come straight from Intel, so they should be accurate, but beyond that I make no promises or guarantees. Also please remember if you damage your NUC while replacing the fan, you’ll void your warranty.
Now that you’re properly warned, I hope this helps you get your NUC running in tip-top shape!