Question about Sony PCGK37 Notebook
Hi, I have what I believe to be a fan issue but I'm not sure if it needs to be replaced or if there's something else going on. My laptop is nearing 3 years old. The fan has slowly started making noise to the point where it is so loud (and very hot coming out the side vent) that I feel the need to immediately shut my laptop down (even though I know you shouldn't power off like that). I have an extended warranty with Best Buy and they are horrible. It was sent away for a week and I thought the fan was going to be replaced. Instead, they cleaned it and adjusted an internal control. As soon as I got it back, the fan was making noises again so obviously what they did did not rectify the problem. I don't want to use them again but I have to do something. Also, prior to sending it out, my computer was going into hibernation at random but the DC jack was broken at the time so that may have caused some issues.
Any assistance or direction on what to do next would greatly be appreciated!
Attention Sony PCG K series noisy fans owners.
Do not try to modify/replace your fans, they are running fine.
The noise is caused by the tightly packed dust on the radiator wall of the processor.
open the PC up, when you remove the aluminum cover you should see two black thermal tapes. Remove the one to your left and use the q-tip and vacuum cleaner to remove all dust. Put the tape back together as well as your pc.
Congratulations! Your PC's air circulation has been restored!
The CPU is not hot anymore and the fan does not need to cool it.
As the result your fan is 70% less noisy.
If you changed your BIOS settings to "silence" your fan, put it back the way it was.
If you have any questions, let me know:
taras 05 at hotmail dot com
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
It could be mechanical, BIOS related or software causing this.
What does the noise sound like? A high pitches squeal? A "tinny" noise like metal dragging on metal? A growl? Does the laptop get hot?
This is what Sony says about the fan issue:
Thank you, and have a super day!
Posted on Dec 11, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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