Are there "any" instructions available that explain which screws to remove when replacing/repairing an Inspiron 8100 laptop? I'm going to be replacing the cooling fans AND possibly (depending on the complications) a new screen and hard drive.
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First you can try duster spray for electronics to blow out any dust in the vents of laptops. If this doesn't help - there is laptop fans - portable that you put under the laptop itself to help with ventilation problems. If this doesn't help then watch a video on how to take apart your laptop - simple steps, un screw the back and take off cover, once done locate fan and use duster to blow out dust. Screw everything back together and turn on laptop. If this doesn't fix your problem and fan still doesn't work, then you may need a new fan = take this to a professional pc repair shop where they can replace it for you. I recommend MicroCenter (which is a all pc repair shop) stores located everywhere. look it up (www.microcenter.com)
You will have to open the case. This is normally done by removing the
plastic strip above the keyboard, removing the keyboard, and then
opening the case.
Most laptops have screws on the bottom of the case. In some models, the
keyboard screws have a little picture of a keyboard next to them.
Eventually, you will probably have to remove all the bottom screws. The
keyboard will have screws at the top of it, so they are removed from
the top as well as the bottom.
The case is held together with plastic tabs. Once all the screws are
out, you can start in one corner and using a plastic or wooden flat
utensil (actually a cuticle tool is good if it's plastic or wood) and
gently pry the case apart. Then you can get to the fan. It's probably
attached to a heat sink which cools the CPU, so you will need to use
heat sink compound when putting it back together.
If it is real old it needs to be replaced but that can be expensive. Buy a newer one and get a laptop hard drive adapter at best buy or other store and then you have more memory. Try blowing into it. Disconnect all power and battery and then hook it back up and turn on watching the fan. If it lurches or freezes up...it is wore out. Do not leave your laptop on for long periods of time. This wears out the part fast.
Remove the touchpad screws on the bottom of the laptop. Lift the touchpad and the keyboard. Remove the flat metal heatpipe above the CPU (3 screws). On the bottom left, just above the HDD you should see a small circuit board held by 3 screws. Remove these, lift the circuit board and there you go, the battery is there.
Whether this is a laptop or desktop you didn't say but it only matters in how hard the repair is. If desktop you can replace the CPU fan. They are usually clipped or screwed ontop of the CPU. Usually the heat sink will come off with it. You'll need to buy an exact replacement and a little tube of heat sick compound. Once you have a new one reverse your steps except first put some heat sink compound on top of the CPU. If this is a laptop then take it to a reputable repair person. Replacing laptop fans requires stripping down the machine.
Typically a laptops CD rom is removed one of two ways.
1. there is a screw holding it in on the bottom that needs to be removed so you can just slide it out or it has a spring loaded lock that you push in and pull out. Or a combination of the two.
2. Because its a notebook and not really a laptop, it maybe entireley internal, in which case you would have to take the unit apart to remove the drive. Check the user manual for tips, it may be simple, also, you can probably go online and find a repair manual at there website and use that as a guide.
first.you can find the processor fan in some computer shop,but i dont know if they will give you.second,check the model # of the fan and check in the internet for delivery or else,you can repair the fan by replacing the dynamo of the fan with another model of fan,just anly remove the screw of the fan and try to find another model fan and replace the dynamo fan.
This kind of issue is i try with some of my customer because they cant find the same model of fan.
All fans for cooling cpu plug into a small 2 or 3 pin socket usually white on the motherboard near to the heatsink your fan should have the lead coming from it fans for video card sometimes takes the power from card or connect to board same as cpu fan but near video card