Originally Posted by Hypermole
Won't taking the back off void the warranty?
Originally Posted by wse
I am not sure that removing the back panel is wise as it was design for integrity purposes! I think that it would also void the warranty and am not sure it would make the fans quieter?
Has any one done this?
Originally Posted by vinnie97
^Indeed, forget about the prospect of more dust intrusion and think about integrity. The likelihood of causing the stress microfractures is increased greatly with the back panel removed. However, it has been reported that the fans are whisper quiet with the panel removed.
Originally Posted by colnago
I think someone "Dremmeled" the fan openings, such that all the perforations were removed (now just an open square). It "could" make the fans quieter as the air flow would not be hitting anything (whistle effect?).
Wow, this has gotten worse than the UPS debate.
Don't get me wrong, I am not for (or against) the removal of the rear panel, just wanted to point out that the notion of dust NOT being a factor with the back panel ON was a bit absurd.
That said, the warranty isn't an issue if Panasonic is sending out kits to end users to fix the fan noise issue (which I believe I read previously in this thread...) However, it will be an issue with your local electrical authority,as no back panel while powered will void any electrical certifications that the unit may have met before it was taken off to expose all of the electrical components