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How do you remove the left side panel of the CPU? I need to get to the fan.

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You don't really need to remove the left panel. Just follow the instructions listed here to replace the fan units.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

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How to clean the fan in my laptop


As with any hardware on your laptop, the fan may stop working. Your laptop's fan serves as the dedicated cooling system for the CPU. If your CPU overheats it will cause severe damage to the motherboard. It may also cause electrical damage hardware devices nearby the CPU. Most HP laptops are designed with CPU fan located on the top side of the motherboard. There are a few HP laptops with the CPU fan located on the bottom side of the motherboard.

Shut down your laptop, and fold down the LCD screen. WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source. Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards Disconnect the AC power cable and any external devices. Place the laptop face down, and rotate the computer so the front opening is facing forward. Locate the battery pack in the upper right or left corner of the laptop. The location depends on your laptop model. Press on the battery's release button, and then lift the battery out of its compartment. Place the laptop face up and open the LCD screen all the way. Insert a flat-head screwdriver into the right side of the keyboard cover. The keyboard cover is a thin strip of plastic situated between the keyboard and LCD. Gently pry the cover from the laptop, and set it aside. Remove the Phillips-head screws located above the top row of keyboard keys. These screws secure the keyboard in place. Grasp the top edge of the keyboard, and then place the keyboard face down over the palm rest area. Disconnect the keyboard's large ribbon cable from the motherboard. Remove the keyboard from the laptop. Locate the small circuit board near the top of the laptop's upper casing above the keyboard compartment. Disconnect the cables from the circuit board. Remove the Phillips-head screws securing the circuit board in place. Close the LCD screen. Place the laptop vertically. Position the laptop with the back of the LCD hinges facing upward. Remove the single Phillips-head screw from the back of each LCD hinge. Place the laptop face up, and open the LCD screen until it is in the 180-degree position. Locate the LCD video cable extending from the left side of the LCD panel. Disconnect the cable from the motherboard. Remove the Phillips-head screws from each LCD hinge. Lift the LCD screen panel off of the laptop. Set it aside. Locate the CD/DVD drive inside the right section of the laptop's upper casing. Remove the Phillips-head screws securing the drive in place. Grasp the face of the drive and slide it out of its compartment. Place the laptop face down. Remove all remaining Phillips-head screws from the bottom casing of the laptop. This includes any screws inside the battery compartment, and on the back panel of the laptop. Flip the laptop over, and remove the remaining Phillips-head screws from the laptop's top casing. Locate the touchpad cable situated just above the touchpad area. Disconnect the cable from the motherboard. Remove the top casing from the laptop's base. Locate the CPU fan in the upper left corner of the motherboard. Remove the Phillips-head screws securing the fan to the motherboard. Disconnect the fan's power cable from its connector on the motherboard. Lift the cooling fan out of the laptop and set it aside. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcy0YSOmX4E How to Clean the Fans on HP DV4 - Overheating This might not be you laptop but it might give you some insight. Hope this helps.

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How do i remove back and reinstall fan?


Welcome to Fixya

Here's the procedure:

1. Shutdown the laptop and remove the AC adapter. Disconnect any devices, such as a printer or external DVD-ROM or drive, that are attached to the laptop
2. Remove the laptop battery. Turn the laptop upside down, slide the battery release latch and then pull the battery out of the bay.
3. Unscrew the hard drive cover. Grab the hard drive tab and shift the hard drive to the left to unplug it. Lift the hard drive out of the bay.
4. Unscrew and remove the PCI memory cover, the optical drive cover, and switch cover.
5. Unscrew the two screws that hold the keyboard to the base, these are located in the middle of the rear panel. Flip the laptop over so it is right side up, open and remove the keyboard by using the keyboard release switches located above the keyboard. Next, unplug the Toshiba Qosmio E15-AV101 Fan cable.
6. Close the laptop and turn it over so it is bottom up. Unscrew the display assembly screws located under the laptop screen hinges. Turn the laptop over so it is right side up. Open the laptop and unplug the display assembly cable and disconnect the wireless antenna from the display assembly. Unscrew the display assembly from the laptop base and remove.
7. Unplug the mouse pad cable. Turn the laptop over so the bottom side is up and unscrew the base screws which are located along all four sides of the laptop base. Gently remove the base of the laptop.
8. Turn the laptop over so it is right side up. Unplug the fan cable from the circuit board. Unscrew the screws holding the Toshiba Qosmio E15-AV101 CPU fan assembly to the laptop. Lift the fan assembly out of the laptop.
9. Insert the new Toshiba Qosmio E15-AV101 CPU fan assembly into the lap top. Screw the assembly unit to the lap top and plug the Toshiba Qosmio E15-AV101 CPU cooling fan cable into the circuit board.
10. Reassemble the laptop by repeating the previous steps in reverse order.

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May 10, 2011 | Toshiba QOSMIO E15-AV101 Notebook

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Emachine w5233 keeps shuting down what can i do to fix this problem


Does this happen when you are in your operating system??? and there is prompt that a program or command is promting it shut down, if it is, then it is a viral issue and latest anti visrus needs to be scanned for. If not, then I belive it is a overheating promblem most likely with your CPU. Cpu now come with a technology to override to the computer to shut down when it becomes overheat to prevent it from damaging itself further. Check your cpu fan, you can do this by taking your panel apartby unscrewing two screws from the back of your left side door panel, you then will see the motherboard and inside it you will see a huge fan, try to clean it by blowing off the dust and debris, if possible take the fan out, and apply new termal compund and reesemble to fan back onto the cpu. Make sure it is tight and securely fasten on. You should be good to go, if it still shuts off byitself, then porbraly a bad motherboard, or cpu, which will need to be replaced.

Jan 21, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Where is the fan on a desktop # 5543


There will generally be a CPU fan (on top of the heatsink) and some computers will have additional fans. You will need to remove the side panel, afterwards the fan's should be clearly visible. What is the issue?

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Blank screen slow coming on md6 model 7700 fan was excesively noisey before pc stopped coming on all together, almost 4years old any ideas please?


Hi,

It sounds like the CPU fan has failed and is causing the PC to overheat straight away.

To determine if the CPU fan has failed you will have to remove the side panel from the desktop and check the fan.

If the fan is caked in dust try cleaning the fan blades and the metal heat sink with a clean dry paintbrush, then try turning the PC on to see if it makes any difference.

If it still does not come on or it comes on but the fan isn't rotating then the CPU fan will need to be replaced.
If there is still no power to computer then chances are that the CPU itself or the motherboard has blown.

This will mean a new computer or replacement motherboard.



Regards.

Nov 27, 2009 | Medion Computers & Internet

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When I turn on the power, the fans start to turn but then quit after a couple seconds.


hi,

i,d suggest CPU/Memory or motherboard Fault.
try removing 1 stick of memory, then re-boot. ( if theres 2 In )
remove the cpu fan, Check for Dust Blockage, remove CPU. And re-seat-seal-replace Fan. ( re-boot )
remove power from Case ( mains power ) remove side panel, locate CMOS Battery ( Silver coin-Cell ) On motherboard for 10 Seconds, then replace, repower and boot up.

Any of these could resolve your problems.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Nov 03, 2009 | MSI MS-6523 Motherboard

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Removal of CPU


There are several types of CPU fan / Heatsink assymblies on the market these days, usually there is a lever, or two on either side of the fan that tension the fan and heatsink to the CPU socket. Once released the fan/heatsink should come off as a single unit. Sometimes you may need to gently " wiggle " the fan/heatsink in a rotating motion to loosen it from the CPU thermal grease.

Once the fan/heatsink is removed, the CPU slot will have a single lever on one side, this can be lifted, and the CPU should come out of the socket.

Remember to gently place the new CPU into the socket, it should only seat properly one way, so remember to note how the original CPU was seated.

Apply a very thin film of thermal grease to the top of the CPU*, and re-attach the cooling fan / heatsink unit.

*Thermal grease is quite inexpensive, and easy to apply, put a small dab in the center of the top of the CPU, and with a small flat piece of plastic such as an old credit card, smooth the grease out and spred it to the edges of the raised surface of the CPU.

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How do you open the tower of a dimension 2400 tower


If you look at the CPU from the back. On one side usually the left you will see a screw where the side wraps around the back. Some brands will use two screws. Remove this screw and then you can slide the side panel back toward yourself. Then you can turn the CPU exposing the open side. While your in there (make sure the unit is not plugged in) take a can of compressed air and clean your cooling fans and vents. Keeping a computer cool is important to keeping good performance up to where it should be.

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My Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P tower fails to boot up, sometimes shuts down after a few seconds, no output to monitor. Can you help


I also have a Fujitsu-Scaleo P, yesterday I had the same problem exactly as described here. The issue is that the CPU fan does not work anymore. It is easy to replace, only four Phillips screws to be removed. I simply don't know if the new fan replacement can be bought alone, or if the air duct will be in the replacement kit, along with the aluminum block. It is a Cooler Master Model made by Protechnic Electric model MGT 9212ZR-W25. If it wasn't that the problem, when the computer is still cold, try to boot it, press DEL which will bring up the BIOS Setup Menu, and you can see if the Fan still works: in one of its menus shows the Fan RPMs and CPU Core Temperature. Good luck.

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Computer locks up suddenly & screen goes blank


Sounds as if you have an overheating problem, remove the side panels of your desktop and see if you get any longer before he crash. While the sides are off check the Heatsink and fan are'nt clogged with dust and check that the cables are not restricting the air flow. If the panels removed stop the crash, you may have to fit a system fan to remove hot air, they are only cheap and do the job. The worst case senario is a processor problem and will need replacing.

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