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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

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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