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Laptop CPU hi. i have a laptop and my cpu fan is getting really loud and it seem to be getting hotter than it used to. i was wondering if this means its about to give out on me, keep in mind its less than 2yrs old

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  • wahidr Aug 15, 2008

    Hi,

    I have problem with my notebook T60 IBM the fan is giving noise slowly but seem increasing day by day this is happening since a week now I tried to vakcum the fan but still its making noise could anybody please assist me.


    many thanks in advance
    wahid

    wahid.rasuli@hotmail.com


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*There can be alot of dust inside the fan ducts and it has to blow harder to get the air flowing. I recommend you clean the cooling system.

Compressed air + vacuum cleaner

blow the compressed air from the other end while the laptop is turned off and have the vacuum on low / medium in the other end sucking the dust so it wont fly all over the room.


also another way is to take the laptop apart and clean the parts.

Posted on May 09, 2008

  • Ekse May 09, 2008

    with electronics never use anything wet to clean it.


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