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The fan has dust accumulated on the blades. How do I open & clean it?

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I use compressed air to clean out the heat sink fins and fan. This is less thorough than pulling these items and cleaning them, as that usually requires a full disassembly to access these items - but it ususally suffices if you do this on a regular basis (once every month or two).

If full disassembly is required, Google "<My laptop model> disassembly" and you will most likely find several YouTube videos or step-by-step instructions showing you the process.

One caution - NEVER vacuum the interior of a computer. Doing so can produce static electricity that can damage/destroy internal components.

Hope this helps...

Posted on Jan 03, 2013

  • Ash R Jan 03, 2013

    Thx but my laptop's fine. Its my Belkin cooling lounge's fan which has dust on it. How to clean that?

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Yeah, first you clean the fan with air blower, and then spray contact cleaner then it need some lubrication,
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Take it as a loose connection, go through all the connections and ensure they are making good contact. The only other explanation for this problem is Electro Static Discharge, or ESD. In which case some component is fried.

However the loose connection theory sounds like a winner.

Check the RAM modules, Hard drive and CPU as well as the CPU Cooler fan is connected.

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