Last night I started getting the "fan error" message on my t42 and have not been able to boot the system up. I removed all parts need to get the the fan but I know have a few questions before I proceed. If some of these are basic I apologize but I am relatively new to working with the hardware in a laptop and want to be cautious as to not damage anything.
I have a T42 Model # 2373-B09
From IBM's website:
Original description: Based on 2373-3VU: P M 725, 512MB RAM, 60GB 7200rpm HDD, 14.1 SXGA+(1400x1050) TFT LCD, 64MB ATI Radeon 9600, 24x24x24x/8x CD-RW/DVD, IBM 802.11a/b/g wireless(MPCI), Modem(CDC), 1Gb Ethernet(LOM), UltraNav, Secure Chip, 6 cell Li-Ion battery, WinXP Pro
Looking at the part number on the fan: FRU Fan GL 13R2657, it matches what is listed on IBM's website. From reading on this forum I understand that I can order FRU 41W5204 instead.
Is that correct?
If so would the product listed in this auction be the right one?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0185201017
Now my other questions relate to removing the old fan assembly.
The pictures in IBM's HMM leave me with a few questions.
First what type of tool should be used to slide underneath the fan assemly to remove it, plastic?
Underneath the rectangle on the long fan assembly there is some black stuff that appears to be holding on that portion of the fan, how do I remove the fan from this portion?
Lastly in which order should I loosen the two areas?
Any reponse will be much appreciated, sorry for the length of the post but I want to make sure I do this right and provide those reading with the most complete picture of my problem as possible.
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