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Intermittent grinding fan noise on T40

Hi-

I think it's the fan... it I get a loud grinding noise, often immediately on start-up. Oddly, I can usually silence it by tilting the thing back & forth. Assuming it is the fan, I need recommendation for a replacement & directions to a site that will show me the disassembly process.

thanks

pablito

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  • pablitito Apr 09, 2008

    Hi-

    I got fans on ebay when I added "an" to the url above. The question that remains is do I get a short or a long fan for the T40?

    thanks again

    -p

  • pablitito Apr 09, 2008

    PS I'm not a Yahoo person (nor do I have any camera and//or instant message setup...) though I hope to get there soon. A website with step-by-step instructions would be ideal. Thanks again.

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The site is ebay. the walk through is contact me when you have the new fan i'll walk you with yahoo messenger have a t40 at home that i can pull up and showv you how ok [email protected]

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I think the fan is making a super loud grinding noise.

I would not recommend this. You could fry your cpu and then you would have no notebook. If you are going to open the notebook make sure there is nothing interfering with the fan. The fan can be replace. Take the fan out and try to replace it, if needed. Do not run the notebook without a fan.


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Thinkpad T40 2373 fan replacement: long or short?


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