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Cpu colling fan

Cpu cooling fan not working, need to remove bottom part to access cpu fan. Unable to figure out how to remove bottom. Any help will be of great assistance.

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Re: cpu colling fan

You also need a knife to place between the bottom bezel near where the power supply goes to unsnap the bezel. also you need to remove the gray bezel on top of the keyboard to remove the keyboard and the screws underneath...

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Re: cpu colling fan

If you look at the bottom and you will see a grill for the fan..Remove any screws that are nearest to this they will be flush to the bottom not on the sides..when cover is removed carefully remove screws for the fan (be careful as this will probably expose the cpu).Hope this helps

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Re: cpu colling fan

There is usually screws under the rubber foot pads.

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Asus laptop randomly shuts down

Possibly overheating. I would check the fan and airways are free from fluff.

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The MOST common problem with laptop (CPU) over-heating is caused by DUST/LINT...

That would be normal, as the variable speed fan comes on only when the computer is under load.

What is not normal is that the fan is not coming on when the computer overheats.Or that the fan is not cooling enough when computer is overheating.

Monitor computer temperature using a software, check if Fan is coming up when temperature gets critical.

If fan comes up but does not cool enough, then replace the fan, it is not efficient anymore because of a bad bearing or dust. ~Also ensure that fan is well mounted, if fan has poor contact with CPU surface , cooling will be poor.

If fan does not come up, and critical temp is not detected, then the sensor on motherboard is bad, this is very uncommon. When this happens the problem is usually related to system or power settiings , rather than overheating.

If fan does not come up and temp is critical, then fan is faulty, replace it.

There are also more than one fan on many laptops, check that one of the fans (CPU fan, video fan) is not completely ded, and therefore cause for the problem.

By using the software below you can also find out if the problem is really overheating. If temperature results within normal range, then usually it is not overheating.In that case test systtem and check power saving settings.

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My computer just popped up a warning and told me to return it for service due to an overheating problem. What can I do to fix it?

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  1. Open the laptop case, so you can access the CPU fan and the heatsink. In some cases you can access the heatsink through the latch on the bottom of the laptop. Sometimes (for example Toshiba Satellite A70/A75) you have to open the laptop case all the way down.
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Toshiba laptop disassembly guides with pictures and instructions Go to this link

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