How to Open Aurora R7 Case

This is a step-by-step guide on how to open the Aurora R7 case.

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Power off your computer and unplug all cables.

1. Power off your computer and unplug all cables.
2. Remove the two screws on the back of the case that hold the side panel in place.
3. Lift the side panel off of the case.
4. Locate the release button for the CPU cooler and press it to release the CPU cooler from the motherboard.
5. Pull the CPU cooler away from the motherboard and set it aside.
6. Locate the four screws that hold the motherboard in place and remove them.
7. Lift the motherboard out of the case and set it aside.
8. Reverse these steps to put your computer back together again

Remove the two screws on the back of the computer using a Phillips head screwdriver.

1. Remove the two screws on the back of the computer using a Phillips head screwdriver.
2. Gently pull the back panel away from the tower.
3. Inside the case, locate the power supply near the top of the case.
4. Follow the cables from the power supply to find where they are plugged into the motherboard.
5. Find the socket on the motherboard that matches the plug and unplug it.
6. Gently remove the power supply from its housing in the case and set it aside.
7. Find the expansion cards plugged into slots on the motherboard and gently remove them one by one, being careful not to touch any of the exposed circuitry on either side of each card as you remove it from its slot ( holding by its edges is best).8 Set each expansion card aside in a safe place.9 Next, find where each cable is plugged into connectors on various parts of
the motherboard and unplug them one at a time until all cables are removed from their respective connectors ( again, holding each cable by its ends is advised to avoid touching any exposed part of
the cable or connector).

Slide the side panel off of the computer case.

To access the interior of your Aurora R7, you will need to remove the side panel. The side panel is held in place with two thumbscrews located at the back of the computer case. Unscrew both thumbscrews and slide the side panel off of the computer case.

Locate the CPU cooling fan on the motherboard.

1.To reach the fan, you will need to remove the left side panel of the case. The side panel is held on by two thumbscrews, located at the back of the case near the I/O ports.

2.Once the side panel has been removed, locate the CPU cooling fan on the motherboard. The fan will be situated right next to the CPU heatsink, and will be connected to one of the 4-pin fan headers on the motherboard.

3.Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the four screws holding the fan in place. Be careful not to lose any of the screws, as they are not all interchangeable.

4.Lift the fan up and away from the motherboard, being careful not to damage any of the surrounding components.

5.You should now have access to the CPU and heatsink.

Remove the CPU cooling fan by unscrewing the four screws that hold it in place.

Remove the CPU cooling fan by unscrewing the four screws that hold it in place. The next step is to remove the hard drive cover. There are two screws that hold it in place, and once they are removed you can slide the cover off.

Now you will see the Aurora R7’s motherboard. On the right side there is a fan that cools the graphics card (GPU). You will need to unscrew the two screws that hold it in place and then carefully remove the fan. Now you should be able to see the GPU itself.

Unscrew the two screws that hold the heat sink in place.

To access the internals of your Aurora R7, you’ll need to remove the side panel. To do this, unscrew the two screws that hold the heat sink in place. Next, locate the four screws at the back of the case that hold the panel in place. Remove these screws and gently pull the panel away from the chassis.

Lift the heat sink off of the CPU.

1. Unscrew and remove the four Phillips screws holding down the black plastic plate on top of the CPU.
2. Gently lift the heat sink off of the CPU.
3. The IHS (integrated heat sink) should now be visible.

Place the new CPU in the socket.

1.To begin, shut down your computer and unplug all of the cables. Next, open up the case by loosening the screws on the back (usually there are four screws). Some cases have a side panel that needs to be removed before you can get to the inside of the case.

2.Once you have access to the inside of the case, locate the CPU socket. This is usually located in the middle of the motherboard and will have a lever or latch that holds the CPU in place.

3.Gently unlatch or release the lever/latch and then remove any existing CPU from its socket (if there is one).

4.Carefully place your new CPU in its socket, making sure that it is properly aligned. Once it is in place, close or latch the lever/latch to secure it.

5.Now you can put your computer back together and reconnect all of the cables. Once everything is plugged in, you should be good to go!

Place the heat sink on top of the CPU and screw it in place.

Before you begin, make sure that you have the following items:

-Aurora R7 desktop computer
-Thermal paste
-Phillips head screwdriver

1. Disconnect all cables from the back of your computer.
2. Remove the side panel from your computer case. For more information about how to do this, consult your computer’s manual.
3. Locate the CPU heat sink on your motherboard. This is a large metal component with fins or a fan attached to it.
4. Apply a thin layer of thermal paste to the top of the CPU. This will help to transfer heat away from the CPU and into the heat sink.
5. Place the heat sink on top of the CPU and screw it in place. Depending on your computer, you may need to use different size screws or apply pressure in different areas to seat the heat sink properly. Consult your motherboard’s manual for more information.

Replace the CPU cooling fan and screw it in place.

1.To replace the CPU cooling fan:
a. Remove the two captive P1 Phillips screws that secure the heat sink assembly to the system board.
b. Carefully pull up and release the rear tab on the CPU cooling fan connector to release the CPU cooling fan cable from its connector on the system board.
c. Remove the heat sink assembly from the system board.
d. Remove the four captive screws that secure the CPU cooling fan to the heat sink assembly, and then remove the CPU cooling fan from the heat sink assembly by pulling it straight up out of its connector holes.

e. If you are installing a new CPU cooling fan, remove any thermal grease from the surface of the processor and spread a new layer of thermal grease on the surface of processor before you install
the heat sink and CPU cooling fan.

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