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I have an extremely noisy fan on my LP mini tower cpu fan. It is a model shipped in yr 2000 but works phenomenally well excepting the horrible noise. I looked at the fan and it appears to be mounted with special fasteners so that I would need instructions on its removal and replacement unless there is a simpler solution - please help, thank you!

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  • henry897 Apr 27, 2008

    Thank you for the time and energy into helping with the problem. The "LP" is exactly what was on the computer tower identification sticker, I do not know what it stands for. I will type in all the sticker info as it is. It states:

    Serial # 0020643131 model LP select mini tower KAD


    It, is a "Gateway" computer shipped in 2000.
    Now that I have clearly defined the problem, does anyone know where I can get instructions on changing out this fan for a new one? Thanks to everyone who is making this possible.

  • henry897 Apr 27, 2008

    Thank you so very much! After the many hours on the internet resulting in frustration, even from the "helpful" techs at "Gateway",
    it is wonderful and refreshing to have found this pragmatic site with direct, useful, and rapidly delivered information.
    Thanks again to the individual who answered this query, and all participants in this educational endeavor!
    best for nonce,
    moi'

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    wondered what makes my p3 cooling fan

    so noisy its a deskpro compaq 815 mobo

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Nope..and you'll need a new fan..what's LP? did you mean HP?

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    Patrick Michaels Apr 27, 2008

    ahh..it's a Gateway...those fans are mounted in the panel inside the unit. simply remove the sliding side panel(usually with screws or thumbscrews on the back).

    then, disconnect the fan power cable from mother board..

    the fan will be mounted with plastic 'ears' that need to be compressed inwards(towards the body of the fan) and then removed..it comes out as all one assembly.

    On some Gateways, you'll need to remove the microprocessor cooling assembly first, which is simple by unscrewwing it from the mother board.

    Depending on the model you have, this should take around 20 to 30 minutes..max..

    remember to plug in the fan cable again, once it's installed.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Apr 27, 2008

    hope it works forya..

    and thanya for using fixya

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