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Fan noise Fan sometimes gets noisy, other times blows quietly. I see a couple places on the web with replacement fans but according to irisvista site http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a135/remove-mainboard-1.htm the fan is a horrible pain to replace. Leaving this precious laptop with toshiba repair for 2 weeks is not an option since I'm in Guatemala. Any simpler options? thanks Had similar problem with Satellite S503 which I've had for 5 years. Does Toshiba just make lousy fans?

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  • soaringbear Feb 02, 2008

    The fan is on most of the time and sometimes gets louder, not really a bearing noise (which I'm familiar with). Seems more like something loose or crud getting into the blades and getting dislodged. Both fan and heat sink appear to be buried and a pain to get to so if I have to do one it probably behooves to do the other at the same time.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    Mine just started doing that a few days ago

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Is the fan making an unusual noise or just sounding normal but on more then it used to be? If its just on more than it used to be then it will be because the cpu is running hotter than it used to. They are set run at diff speeds depnding on how much cooling is reqd. Is the laptop being used in a warmer place than normal/before?

It may be that the thermal paste between cpu and heatsink isnt performing as well as it used to and needs replacing.

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