NOTE: This may negatively impact any warranty provided by IDX on your unit. I am not an authorized technician. I'm a sound mixer that doesn't want to send my gear in for a repair I could do myself. Performing this repair is at your sole discretion and risk. Please think before you do this. I'll ask them for any specifics, but please repair at your own risk.
Step 1: Remove the padded feet
Pull off the foam rubber padded feet from the bottom of the unit. They're on there with a glue of some sort. Simply pry them off with your tweaker. Set aside.
The screws have a Phillips head––which by the way was first used in automobile manufacturing––but I found that the flat side of the Lectro tweaker was long enough and still fit the Phillips head. You can't use the Phillips side because it's too short. Unscrew all four corners and set the screws aside.
Step 3: Remove plastic case
|The top will pull off gently once unscrewed, leaving a bundle of cables still tethered. Let them be. No need to desolder or disconnect.|
Step 4: Diagnose severity of the damage
Like I mentioned earlier, the fan on my unit was completely dislodged. I've had issues in the past where a good tap with your hand a few times will bump it right back into place, so don't do all this if you don't have to. The fan itself is attached with a magnet, so it can easily become loose if it's knocked around too much.
Step 5: Move fan blade back into place
Here you can see the other side of the fan base. The magnetic fan blade simply reattaches to this base.
This is the important side of the fan blade. I personally think it's kinda nuts that the fan blade has a circuit board on it, but I'm sure those folks over at IDX have a reason.
You can use the Lectro tweaker to help you "lock" it back into place. You'll be able to feel when it's right. You can even plug it in and put a battery on charge to test it.
Step 6: Reassemble
Once your fan is reconnected, pop the lid back on, turn it over, screw the screws back in and reapply the foam rubber feet. BAM! You're right back to work.
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