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A toothpick or small flat head screwdriver will work also.
Yeah tried the flat head method, didn't work well for me. Definitely going to try out the tooth pick method though

Thanks again everyone

Edit/ toothpick worked out very well thanks nagle

However I see no clip. It looks like a grey o-ring

Pliers?
Edited by TheReciever - 4/23/11 at 6:24pm
    
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Yeah tried the flat head method, didn't work well for me. Definitely going to try out the tooth pick method though

Thanks again everyone
Do you have a sewing needle? As long as its small just get it down the edge and pop it up. They come out pretty easily.
 
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One thing to keep in mind, too, is to try to cover the hole as you're removing the o-ring/clip/whatever. That little thing has a tendency to fly away if you touch it at the wrong angle, and it is truly amazing how far those little buggers can fly. If you have shag carpeting and that happens, fuhgeddaboudit!
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Fan painting guide:
(i should just post a thread here about this, think I will)

1. peel back the back sticker
2. VERY VERY carefully remove the plastic snap ring that holds the fan blade/motor assembly from the frame, be ESPECIALLY careful, using a small screwdriver(flat blade) and COVER it, these LOVE to fly, and if they do, they become LOST quick.
3. place this plastic snap ring in a VERY safe place so it dosnt get lost
4. remove the fan blade/motor magnet assembly from fan frame
5. mask off the motor magnet assembly so it dosnt get paint in it
6. proceed to paint the fan blade assembly, use LIGHT coats, as to not offset the balance of the blades, this could cause bearing fauilure, especiallty in high RPM fans
7. wait for it to dry/cure, could take some time
8. un mask the motor magnet, clean and relube the motor shaft, lube the bearing in the fan(dont need to do either if its ball bearing) and reassemble fan blade/magnet motor assembly into frame.
9. VERY VERY CAREFULLY take that plastic snap ring and replace into the back, they also LOVE to fly while going back in, so DO NOT let this happen.
10. replace the rubber plug in the back(if it has one) and the sticker.
11. Fan is ready for work once again! Just dont forget to clean and relube bearings before assembly, or youll have a bearing failure in the very near future.
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