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mscobra

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The fan on the left side of the laptop is blowing air, but it's making a lot of noise, like it has a lot of dust or dirt in it. I blew it out through the air vent this morning and plugged it back in and turned it on and it was quite for a minute or two and then started even louder. Is there an easy way to take apart the laptop to clean the fan? Or do you think that this is a more serious problem?
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phillpower2

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Hi mscobra, sounds like the bearings may have gone on your fan and so it will need replacing.
Here is a link to a video showing you how to clean out dust from a laptop, it will give you an idea of how to go about dis-assembling your laptop to inspect and possibly replace the noisy fan
Below is a link to your own laptop dis-assembly guide;
http://www.irisvista...therboard_1.htm
For future reference, when using compressed air to clean a computer you should not allow any fans to spin freely
as it can cause damage, use something like a clean lollipop stick to hold the fan still.
I hope the above information helps you to resolve the issue and let us know how it goes.
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Thank you for posting the video and the link. Both were very helpful. I ordered the fan from ebay and started on a sunday Morning taking it apart, screw by screw, and after 5 1/2 hours, taking it apart twice. It works great..
People were telling me how difficult it was to do, but I'm happy I tried and probably saved quite a lot of money.
thanks again
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Congratulations on replacing your laptop fan yourself and saving yourself some money whilst carrying out a tricky repair.
Thank you for choosing GTG and for posting how you successfully resolved the issue :D ;)
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