Fan Issues on Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK


Warranty & RMA



What am I seeing?

Fan issues on the Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK, including the following:

  • Fan doesn't spin
  • Grinding noises when fan spins, like ball bearings going bad
  • Knocking and ticking, like a fan blade is hitting something
  • Fan squealing
  • Loud rattling noise

Why am I seeing it? 

The fan assembly on the Intel® NUC is failing.

How to fix it.

Click or the topic for details:

Option 1: Receive and install a new fan.

You can request a replacement fan kit and replace the fan yourself. Review the fan replacement instructions before deciding on this option.

Fan Replacement Instructions (PDF) PDF icon
Size: 231 KB
Date: August 2018

Note PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader*.

Submit a support ticket to request a fan replacement kit (part number 1323-00U9000).

View fan replacement demo:

Option 2: If the NUC6i7KYK is still under warranty, request an RMA replacement for the entire unit.

You can check the warranty status and submit a request at the Online Service Center.

Note If you hear fan noise on any other Intel NUC model, contact Intel Customer Support.