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Fan grinding when ESC key is pressed.

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Fan grinding when ESC key is pressed.

#1 Post by Thedarkb » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:32 pm

My T60's fan has begun to grind whenever I press the ESC key or that area of the keyboard bezel, how do I rectify this?
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Re: Fan grinding when ESC key is pressed.

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:26 pm

Don't press escape.

Ok, not really. There is something loose inside the housing that is touching the fan. Check the housing and see what object is touching the fan during operation.
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Re: Fan grinding when ESC key is pressed.

#3 Post by Thedarkb » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:25 pm

The tape that holds the wifi antenna cables in place perished and came loose leading to the antenna cables rubbing on the fan.
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Re: Fan grinding when ESC key is pressed.

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:02 pm

Then fix the Wifi tape and we should be all good here. :thumbs-UP:
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Re: Fan grinding when ESC key is pressed.

#5 Post by Thedarkb » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:40 am

Done.
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