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Noisy Fan in my Dell Inspiron 9300 Laptop

Noisy fan (I think) sound coming from top far right side of keyboard in my Dell Inspiron 9300. If I press on the right side, the vibrations and noise lessons. Is this something I can fix myself? My warranty has expired. Thanks!

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  • kclifton638 Sep 13, 2009

    I have never dropped it. It has been making the noise off and on for a few months. No other problems with the PC yet. I am not an expert, but I built a desktop PC a few years back...And it still works. :-) What do you think it is? The power supply plugs in on the left side, so I was not sure if it was that or just a regular fan for cooling.

  • talalmash May 11, 2010

    do you have dropped your laptop once? if you have then your fan is broken do not use your laptop for a time ... becuase there is no cooling in your laptop.. and i think you cant fix it... [Only if you are an expert to do this]

  • talalmash May 11, 2010

    do you have dropped your laptop once?



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Get a can of compressed air used to clean computers.

Put the nozzle on and spray it in every hole you can see without putting the nozzle itself inside the laptop.

Do this outside with glasses on.

laptops should never be used on soft surfaces eg carpet, beds, cushions, etc. Most newer laptops also have more cooling slots / openings. this leads to a fater build up of gunks inside..

Best option is to buy a GOOD 3 fan notebook cooler.

If you are comforatble opening the laptop then that is a better option for cleaning but if not a good laptop repair shop could do this quite cheaply.

It is a common issue with newer laptops

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Laptops do not have a fan on the power supply like a desktop does. I suggest you open your laptop and remove the fan, then blow it out as Bob suggested. As Lou also pointed out they can be tricky to get apart so use caution. You could be dealing with a dozen or more tiny screws but once you have the bottom off removing the fan is only a couple more screws and unplugging it. Be sure when you use the canned air you shake first, then spray once AWAY FROM THE PC to clear any liquid from the nozzle, then spray in short blasts to clean the components.

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This can be tricky. Just getting the system open to access the fan can be tricky. I would suggest you contact a professional as the parts of a laptop are finicky and can be broken easilly.


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1.Unplug your charger as soon as the battery is full

1.Clean the cooling fan exhaust system and also check fan is working properly or not.If fan is break down then repair it.

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In the list of the right click on > Thermal Fan

In order to access the Thermal Fan you have to remove the motherboard (System Board)

1) Remove ALL power to the laptop. Remove the AC adapter (Charger) and Battery

2) Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove.
Mark each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.

There may be as many as 60 screws, and 12 different types.
Do Not mix them up.

{If no multi-compartment container is available, you can use a clean egg carton. Mark each egg holder }

3) I suggest making notes and drawings as you disassemble.
Use a camera or video cam if available. (Use good lighting)

It's nice to have a record to come back to in case you get interrupted, also a Service Manual can only take you so far.

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Connect the alligator clip to a good ground source.
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The average cost for an ESD wrist strap is around $3 to $6.

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The Keyboard has a FFC attached to that connects to the FFC connector on the motherboard.

FFC = Flat Flex Cable

The FFC does not have a connector attached to it, the connector is attached to the motherboard.

This details how to remove and replace the Keyboard, and has details on opening the FFC connector,

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Use a can of compressed air for computers, and Q-tips to clean the inside area of the laptop out, before you remove the Thermal Fan.
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Just stir the gunk around a little bit, so the air can remove it)

After you remove the Thermal Fan, clean the top of the Processor.
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They are JUNK, and can't be reused anyway.

Use Thermal Paste.
Average cost for a one Processor application is around $5 to $8.

Clean the top of the Processor's case with a plastic scraper device.
I use an old credit card. (DO NOT use metal)

Scrape the top of the Processor's case as clean as you can.
Follow with Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol.
(Rubbing alcohol)

I advise using 91 percent Isopropyl Alcohol if available.
70 percent will do in a pinch.
(70 percent alcohol, and 30 percent WATER)
Do NOT use 50/50.

May take quite a few Q-tips as it's usually a gooey mess.
The top of the Processor's case MUST be Thoroughly clean.
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Apply one large pea sized drop of Thermal Paste, to the middle of the top of the Processor's case.
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Snug one screw down just until it touches, then go across the corner to the other one, and so on.
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