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Hi guys, I'm brand new here. Thought I could just as well join since I often end up here when Googling for answers about this or that. K, I want to ask a q about my chassis, please. I have a Cooler 690, obviously, else I wouldn't ask here, but anyway, I've always been able to my front off to dust my fans and that meshing, but, my rigs tend to really collect dust and so once in a while I need to take them completely apart to dust the whole thing properly.

Well, as you know there is at least one fan in the top (I have only one, though theoretically space for two) but anwhoo, my prob is that i can't get the top off. I guestimated that the top might click off like the front, and tried to click it off . At the back it starts to come off at the sides, but the front appears to be attached quite solidly, and neither can I lift the middle or middle back. I was a bit nervous that I might break something if I force it too much. My case does have that little slot attachment area for SSD's etc at the top in front, so obviously one also has to be careful with that. Is there a screw or something that I can undo from inside that I have been missing, or what is the MO to get the top off?
post #18532 of 19729
Argh sorry, meant to say: Cooler Master 690 chassis. Sorry, accidentally posted when i was still trying to find the exact model that I have...
post #18533 of 19729
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Originally Posted by MadTravler View Post

Hi guys, I'm brand new here. Thought I could just as well join since I often end up here when Googling for answers about this or that. K, I want to ask a q about my chassis, please. I have a Cooler 690, obviously, else I wouldn't ask here, but anyway, I've always been able to my front off to dust my fans and that meshing, but, my rigs tend to really collect dust and so once in a while I need to take them completely apart to dust the whole thing properly.

Well, as you know there is at least one fan in the top (I have only one, though theoretically space for two) but anwhoo, my prob is that i can't get the top off. I guestimated that the top might click off like the front, and tried to click it off . At the back it starts to come off at the sides, but the front appears to be attached quite solidly, and neither can I lift the middle or middle back. I was a bit nervous that I might break something if I force it too much. My case does have that little slot attachment area for SSD's etc at the top in front, so obviously one also has to be careful with that. Is there a screw or something that I can undo from inside that I have been missing, or what is the MO to get the top off?

First, you need to take off the front panel as there are some pegs in the top that go into the front. As for taking off the top itself, there are 6 tabs at the top holding it in. 3 on each side, in front, middle, and back. I usually get one side unsnapped first then do the other.
post #18534 of 19729
The exact model is this one: COOLER MASTER CM 690 II Advanced RC-692-KKN2 Black. This is a good set of images: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/popup_image.php?prodid=CA-196-CM
post #18535 of 19729
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Originally Posted by 100cotton View Post

First, you need to take off the front panel as there are some pegs in the top that go into the front. As for taking off the top itself, there are 6 tabs at the top holding it in. 3 on each side, in front, middle, and back. I usually get one side unsnapped first then do the other.

Wow, that was a quick answer, thank you so much! I was still faffing with trying to show you guys exactly which one, I'm sorry about that. Well, thanks, let me get to it, the rig is standing outside so all that dust can fly awaaay!

Aha, yes i saw the two pegs in the front; I did take the front of first. But good to know that one can actually unsnap the top. The pegs are probably stiff because I've never done it before. Thanks again, and sorry for all the double posting, I do apologize. I thought one might be able to edit posts, but I'll still have to get my bearings around here. smile.gif

If you like, someone can delete or combine my posts if double-posting causes a problem.
post #18536 of 19729
Job done. Once I knew how, it was easy, of course. Good golly gracious me, but there was a lot of caked dust sitting there!. :O I sometimes wonder if the compressed air method doesn't actually just make that dust cake more. It just doesn't work for me, and I use brushes for my fans and meshes, though very nervous to come close to my mobo with the static it can cause, so I'm looking to buy this: http://www.overclock.net/products/metro-vacuum-ed500-datavac-500-watt-0-75-hp-electric-duster

My current GPU actually runs pretty cool, so I'm not tempted to put in yet another fan into the chassis, not with all that dust it attracts!
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Cleaning? I just used my shop vac to blow out my case after getting pissed at canned air freezing up...worked fairly well..overkill? maybe
 
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post #18538 of 19729
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Originally Posted by MadTravler View Post

Hi guys, I'm brand new here. Thought I could just as well join since I often end up here when Googling for answers about this or that. K, I want to ask a q about my chassis, please. I have a Cooler 690, obviously, else I wouldn't ask here, but anyway, I've always been able to my front off to dust my fans and that meshing, but, my rigs tend to really collect dust and so once in a while I need to take them completely apart to dust the whole thing properly.

Well, as you know there is at least one fan in the top (I have only one, though theoretically space for two) but anwhoo, my prob is that i can't get the top off. I guestimated that the top might click off like the front, and tried to click it off . At the back it starts to come off at the sides, but the front appears to be attached quite solidly, and neither can I lift the middle or middle back. I was a bit nervous that I might break something if I force it too much. My case does have that little slot attachment area for SSD's etc at the top in front, so obviously one also has to be careful with that. Is there a screw or something that I can undo from inside that I have been missing, or what is the MO to get the top off?
Well if its the front that is hard to open.. Basically there is two clips at the front top which u can hardly access with your finger. So use a flathead screw driver to press the clip and pull from the open part where u previously opened from the back. Do the same on the other side.. It's located beside the top of the driver slots.
post #18539 of 19729
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Originally Posted by nickt1862 View Post

I have the Cooler Master 690 II Advanced USB 2.0 model and purchased this: http://www.cmstore-usa.com/cm-690-ii-advanced-usb-3-0-i-o-top-panel-oem-package/

Your case is the Cooler Master 690 - the first version so that panel in the link won't work.

You can do something like this in the 5.25" bay : 
Yea... That was what I was looking at, the 5.2 bay... Why does the 690II top doesn't fit the 690? Diff clip?
post #18540 of 19729
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Originally Posted by nicholite View Post

Well if its the front that is hard to open.. Basically there is two clips at the front top which u can hardly access with your finger. So use a flathead screw driver to press the clip and pull from the open part where u previously opened from the back. Do the same on the other side.. It's located beside the top of the driver slots.

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Yea... That was what I was looking at, the 5.2 bay... Why does the 690II top doesn't fit the 690? Diff clip?

You can click the "Multi" button on several posts then click "Quote" on the last one. Keeps the threads neater biggrin.gif
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