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Hello,

For the last few months the fan on my laptop was really loud... but it still worked fine, which was ok with me. Now though, the noise level has gone down to very little, however there is a shaking/rattling sound, and the laptop feels hotter than usual. By hotter I mean... it is almost painful to put my hand against the fan vent. Is there anything you guys could think I could do other than getting a new fan? If thats even possible... last time this happened the fan was discontinued. Oh, and my warranty is up. :D
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Do not use the laptop until you have replaced the fan, the excessive heat is damaging other components and it is not a case of if but when it gets too you will fry the MB and Ram etc
Post your laptop details so we can do some research.
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Here is the laptop, with all of the specs.

http://rog.asus.com/...642D5917D0#tabP

Could I say... get one of those laptop cooling pads to make up the difference? The fan IS running, just I don't think at full capacity. I will have a really hard time doing without this machine since it is my only computer, it was meant as a desktop replacement.

Edited by Mumps, 16 January 2011 - 12:54 PM.

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Is this what you are looking for HERE?
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Here is the laptop, with all of the specs.

http://rog.asus.com/...642D5917D0#tabP

Could I say... get one of those laptop cooling pads to make up the difference? The fan IS running, just I don't think at full capacity. I will have a really hard time doing without this machine since it is my only computer, it was meant as a desktop replacement.

Cooling pads are intended to be used along with the CPU fan not to replace it, the CPU fan draws the extreme heat upwards and away from the processor a cooling pad cannot do that, rshaffer61 has provided a link for a replacement fan and from what I have read it is a quick and easy task to do, 5 screws apparently.
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Big thanks to both of you! I have just ordered the part. Got overnight shipping so it should be here by Tuesday, or tomorrow evening if I am lucky, haha!
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Glad we could help and please let us know how it works once you have the new fan installed.
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