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My Sony Vaio pcg 3C2L's fan is always making horrible rumbling noises, like it is overheated and a ball is running between it. even if i only turn it on for five minutes.

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Hi would i suggest is do not turn it on at all, while you can get a cooling pad for you laptop it does not work that well. Please take it to a repair shop inmediately. Sony and HPs tend to overheat a lot and the problem is that the video card on the motherboard goes bad and you will have to buy a replacement is the most expensive part rather than just the fan+labor. I hope this helps.

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Hi, i had a same problem with my Vaio pcg 3C2L too , all you need to do just call sony and tell them your problem.then they will send a person to your house change a new fan on your computer.

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If you really must do it there are some
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