Question about HP (344872-001) Laptop Cooler, Cooling Fan
I cleaned the dust and cat hair out of my fan and now it does not turn. I used canned air to blow the dust out, and tweezers to grab the visible fuzz and hair. The laptop is about 13 months old and no longer under warranty. I have not had any other issues with it, and has not overheated and shut itself down yet without the fan running, but I also haven't tried to make it do anything strenuous like play Half Life 2 or Guild Wars.
What is the best way to fix it? Can I fix it myself? Will it be expensive to fix? Am I at risk of burning out my video card or mother board? ...Did I kill it?
Hey guys, i just had the exact same problem with my fan. What i did to fix it, was that opened it up, got to the fan and simply gave it a couple of swirls, and after not running for half a year, the fan suddenly worked again. When i had it opened up i simply used a vacuum cleaner to, to get the dust from within the laptop. I used this video to open the laptop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbSSnAZYc0I&feature=related.. I have no experience doing this sort of thing, but it is easily done, just takes a mere 30 min. Regards Nils, Denmark
Posted on May 01, 2010
You can get a New Fan for this at Any Radi Shack and it is Not Hard to Install. No you have not Killed it Yet. Just be Careful! Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
Open the fan sticker Add 5 to 10 drops of isopropile or gasolin or petrol to there...
glide the fan...
wait for 3-5 min.
now connect the fan again to laptop.
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