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Travelmate 243x i have cleaned the heatsink of all dust , but the fan is erratic, screen is dim and computer shuts off

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    how to change the fan?



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Its just because of your fan ... your fan is not working properly so processor is becominh over heat and problems occurs
try to find new fan for your notebook
i know its defficult to find cpu fan for notebook but you must have to find it

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its because of your laptop is having dust inside
you didn't mention how old your laptop is
but you can see a holes for cpu fane in your laptop
by this hole dust goes inside and now your heatsinkl is not working properly
so just open your laptop case if you know how to do this
otherwise its not advisable
if you dont know how to open case go to any technician and let him do this for you

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