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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by kell, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. kell

    kell Guest

    It hasn't gone kablooie yet, but the fan in my Toshiba Satellite
    A15-S129 has started making a buzzing noise. Before it goes, I'd like
    to know, can I buy this part, and how hard is it to replace?
  2. mc

    mc Guest

    I would suggest cleaning the dust off it with a vacuum cleaner and/or a can
    of compressed gas, and maybe lubricating it if you can get a drop of oil
    into it.
  3. kell

    kell Guest

    Ounce of prevention. Works for me!
  4. kell

    kell Guest

  5. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    It is best to replace the fan before it fails, and causes overheating
    of the computer.

    If you call Toshiba, you can order an origional part. You will have to
    work your way through their system. Their service is excellent.

    Jerry G.
  6. Theoretically the CPU will shut down on overtemperature before it fails.
    However, the same may not be true of other components in the laptop. I
    would clean the fan and if necessary, replace it now.
  7. Guest

    Do not wait till your laptop fan blows out on you. Replace it as soon
    as possible. If you are a handyman who knows to open stuff and put it
    back together as it was earlier, then you would be able to do it your
    self or just get a tech to work on it,though you may pay hefty labour
    price on that. If you are in Toronto area, then I can do it for you :)

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  8. kell

    kell Guest

    That's very generous of you. I'm pretty handy though.
    Enjoy the rest of your summer.
  9. ian field

    ian field Guest

    Some fans have a rubber bung hidden under the label, you can peel the label
    and pry out the bung to drip a few spots of oil into the bearing. Or I know
    one tec who uses a syringe straight through the label and bung - apparently
    neat Slick 50 works very well!
  10. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    I thought the fan was supposed to 'blow out'(and 'suck in' as well). <g>

  11. Mark Fortune

    Mark Fortune Guest

    i've noticed maplin have started selling lubricant in a heroin-junkie
    style needle now. I imagine its useful for lubing fans.

  12. Mark Fortune

    Mark Fortune Guest

  13. Mark Fortune

    Mark Fortune Guest

    errr... can someone tell me wtf I got sony from on a thread about a tosh?
    i'm loosing it! (if I ever had it)

  14. AZ Nomad

    AZ Nomad Guest

    Knowing sony, it probably didn't even cost that much. Sony would have no
    ethical problem with making it for $0.45 instead even if it only lasted 12 months.

  15. Wow, are they really that slow? I carried a half dozen real syringes
    in my toolboxes from the early '70. Each had a different chemical or
    lube in it for different jobs.

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida

  16. Shouldn't that be 1.2 months? :(

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  17. AZ Nomad

    AZ Nomad Guest

    It's gotta last the warranty and perhaps a day or two.
  18. Mark Fortune

    Mark Fortune Guest

    Well maybe, maybe not... at least this is the first time i've noticed
    them on the shelves. I used to carry silicone heat transfer compound
    around in syringes when I worked in the IT industry (going for the
    career change into science now)
  19. Mark Fortune

    Mark Fortune Guest

    Is that why power supplies these days tend to have caps rated at 16v
    when they normally see 15v across thier terminals?
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