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HP Dv8233cl fan grinding

My fan is really really loud. Once firefox starts up, it starts grinding away. I don't think I remember when it didn't grind. I can't take it out with being embarrassed with how loud it is. It's not really cooling my notebook at all. Is there a way to fix this without having to buy the whole fan assembly for 80$? I've had to replace the hard drive twice probably because of it overheating. Please help

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  • kiesan88 Apr 15, 2009

    How might I find the size of the fan?

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You only need to replace the fan, not the heatsink assembly.
Your computer repairer can do it or you can do it yourself once you identify the size of the fan and buy a matching one. You may have to solder a new connector on the lead.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Apr 15, 2009

    Remove the heatsink and fan assembly. The fan is fixed to the heatsink with 3 or 4 screws.

    Go to an electronics hobby shop and purchase a new fan the same size as your old fan, they have a large range of fans of different sizes.

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I think the fan is making a super loud grinding noise.


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