you) to partially free the back panel .
Do the same for all four screws
surrounding the circuit board in
charge of dispersing and changing
the power. It’s worth noting the top
right screw is really annoying, so
ensure you have clipped all zip-ties
and then proceed to drive yourself
Once you’ve unscrewed
everything, gently move the board
on a yaw axis (horizontal), and place
it on a buffer that will stop your
board from scratching . Remove glue
surrounding the port that would
be visible outside your computer
(it is hot glue, so it should be easy,
and won’t be as messy as you might
think) . There are clips to pull the
metal through to help remove
the black plastic. To remove the
heat sink, simply detach the two
back screws with a medium-sized
The main use of heat sinks are to
disperse heat (obviously), as they
have a large surface area to pawn any
heat off to the surrounding air. These
two screws can be removed using a
small socket wrench, while the bolt
can be removed by using something
as simple as a pair of pliers .
After all the work of disassembling
this power supply as far as we
could go, you surely have seen the
magnificence of how crucial proper
power is to a computer and everything
around us . From you to what device
you’re using to read this teardown
right now, we all have one thing in
common—we need energy.
Make sure you have disconnected and removed the power supply
from the computer, letting it sit
for 1-5 minutes . This will ensure
a proper release of charge. Start
this process with a medium-sized
screwdriver, and remove the outside
case screws . In addition, make sure
you check for NO wiggle room .
Once the proper amount of time
for a release of charge has passed,
you can now remove the top of the
power supply case .
The port on the first picture is
actually the power port of your
computer. The power supply uses
connections going into the computer
to redirect and resist the electricity.
This will allow the computer to
perform its tasks . To remove the fan,
ween it forward and pull up with
the frame facing toward you like a
staircase. Next, you want to free the
cables . To do so, start by removing
all tape and zip-ties . Having said
that, keep in mind this will not help
your situation if you are trying to fix
the power supply.
Remove a screw on the back end
(with the stair pattern facing toward
WHAT MAKES IT TICK & TALK?
Dell Power Supply (MH596)
Breaking it up and breaking it down.