Normally, any disassembly of a MicaSense camera is not recommended and will void the warranty. However, the Altum-PT and RedEdge-P have been designed with user-serviceable cooling fans to prolong the life of these cameras. Please follow these steps and do not disassemble the camera further than described. Failure to adhere to these instructions will void the warranty.
Inspecting the Fan
- Use a T5 driver to remove the four (4) screws that secure the camera's rear panel. Retain the screws for future use.
- Carefully remove the rear plate of the camera, exposing the fan and cooling cavity.
- Inspect the fan for any obstructions. Use the tip of a screwdriver to check that the fan is free to spin.
- Inspect the three fan cables for security and integrity. Check that the cables are secure in the connector and that the connector itself is secure.
- If necessary, the camera can be safely powered on without the rear plate installed to test the fan and observe that it is spinning.
Replacing the Fan
- Use a PH00 Phillips screwdriver to remove the three (3) screws which secure the fan.
- Use a 2mm flathead screwdriver to remove the fan connector carefully.
- Use the phillips screwdriver to re-install the three (3) screws to secure the replacement fan.
- With the replacement fan secure, replicate the cable routing shown below and then install the connector of the replacement fan. Use the flathead screwdriver to ensure that it is secure.
- Power on the camera to check that the fan is spinning.
- Check the camera's web UI to ensure that no errors appear.
- Use the flathead screwdriver to re-install the six (6) screws which secure the rear plate of the camera. During this process, use caution to ensure that the rear plate does not pinch the fan cable.