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Thinkpad T40 2373 fan replacement: long or short?


I have a noisy fan (intermittent grinding noise) that I need to replace on my t40 2373. When I search for parts on EBay I have the option of getting a "long" or "short" fan assembly. Is there any way to tell which I need without disassembling the laptop?



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  • pablitito Apr 10, 2008

    Please send link. thanks

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    mine has just died can you tell me how to replace it?

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    Same problem....getting "Fan Error" message and automatic shut to replace fan, PLEASE.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Fan is intermittently grinding, after being in my bag for a while. Reverts back to normal when closed and carried for a minute or two (i.e. when its moving). Could be a wire or something hitting the fan, but I've no means of opening it


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