How do I remove the front grills off the P180 for cleaning?

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davidstone28
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How do I remove the front grills off the P180 for cleaning?

Post by davidstone28 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:11 am

How do I remove the front grills off the P180 for cleaning?

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There don't seem to be any latches or anything.

Should I just punch them? :D

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Post by JazzJackRabbit » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:18 pm

There should be two or four tabs, squeeze them and filter should come out.

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Post by psiu » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:21 pm

The front grilles stay attached, the 2 filters come off. Like on the filter visible on the bottom in your photo, push down on the 2 upper tabs, pull the upper portion with the tabs forward, then lift out and up. For the grilles themselves, just some compressed air or maybe a qtip to wipe them.

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Post by davidstone28 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:09 pm

Do you access the tabs from inside the case or outside the case?

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Post by psiu » Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:28 pm

outside

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Post by cmthomson » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:45 pm

The swing-out doors do not need to be removed for cleaning, but it is a good idea to remove them for better airflow. To remove, swing them open; there is a push-in tab near the top hinge; press it and tilt the door down and out of the case.

As for the filters, there are two snap-in squeeze tabs near the top of each one. Using both hands, squeeze these, then press down while pulling out. The filter should tilt. To remove, pull it up a bit to unhook the bottom tabs. Wash with water. To reinsert, slide in the lower tabs with the filter tilted, then push it back into the case. You may need to jiggle the top tabs to get them to re-engage.

Alternatively, just blow off the dust with some canned air.
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