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Extremely loud fan at high fan speeds

I suspect that my cooling fan has failed. When I use the graphics card, or CPU intensively, i.e. gaming, video editing, 3d modeling and rendering, the area where the cooling fan and exhaust vent are located becomes extremely hot, and as the fan speed climbs in an attempt to compensate, it makes an increasingly loud and obnoxious buzzing. Airflow through the exhaust port is also greatly diminished compared to before this problem began. I understand that the likely solution is replacing the fan, but I cannot seem to locate any information about the part, relevant part numbers, or exploded view diagrams. I was wondering if you could either refer me to an Acer parts dealer, tell me where I could find an exploded view, or possibly how I could fix the fan.

The laptop is out of warranty, and I am entirely unwilling to pay $225+shipping to have someone else replace a part that should cost practically nothing.

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Dont know if this is still a problm but just fixed mine. There is a gap between the fan housing and the heatsink, that has tape wrapped around it. When I removed the whole fan and heatsink assembly, unwrapped the tape, there was a plug of dust in this gap. Just pulled it out, wiped everything with a brush and reassembled. Now perfect!

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If you remove the hard drive bay and memory bay underneath the laptop, you should be able to see the fan attached to the motherboard, if not completely remove the bottom section of the notebook, you may find that there is a build up of dust on the phone, hoover this off gently, you may find a big difference as dust causes fan imbalance

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