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Overheating Hi, I have an Acer 3000, have had it looked at by a technician, he tells me it was shutting down after short periods of time due to overheating. On further inspection, he informs me the cooling fan thing has corroded and needs a new one. My question is, do you know where I may be able to source a used/second-hand one from, preferably without having to look overseas. Or, are you able to hook me up with one, I would be extremely grateful. Unfortunately this, (was bought in used condition) is the second Acer laptop I've had thats broken down on me and I would like to get this one up and running rather than throw it away like the previous one. PLEASE HELP.

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  • nessie72 Sep 10, 2008

    Hi, Im in New Zealand.


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What country are you in ?


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    Roberta Smith Sep 10, 2008

    ok ... did you spill something on it or happen to live close to the sea ?


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    Roberta Smith Sep 10, 2008

    if the fan does not work entirely that is one issue and i'll do my best to locate a source for a fan for you.... but if it needs to be cleaned and the dust removed you won't need to buy a fan....



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