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x201 fan replacement part number frustration

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x201 fan replacement part number frustration

#1 Post by JoelShum » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:57 pm

The fan on my x201 is making a scraping noise when I watch videos or cause the machine to tax itself. Otherwise when using Officer programs its spinning fine. This seems to be a new problem. I want to replace the fan but am confused. The Lenovo parts list shows only part number 60Y5422 being a fan assembly (heatsink plus fan). Is it possible to purchase the fan only? I see something like this which states this fan is not compatible but is there a fan only which is compatible? Some videos on YouTube show replacement of the fan only on an x201.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-NEW-F ... 1594218582

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Re: x201 fan replacement part number frustration

#2 Post by EOMtp » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:56 pm

Yes, it is possible to replace the fan only. However, if the full heatsink/fan assembly costs less than the fan only, then why not replace the entire assembly? The fan cannot be replaced without removing the heatsink assembly, so you might as well replace the full assembly.

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Re: x201 fan replacement part number frustration

#3 Post by JoelShum » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:34 pm

I already know that. Just curious why no seperate part number for the fan on that assembly. Still looking for an answer to my direct question. Thanks.

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Re: x201 fan replacement part number frustration

#4 Post by EOMtp » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:50 pm

"...why no seperate [Lenovo] part number for the fan" -- Because there is a practical, albeit arguably arbitrary, lower limit to the granularity of Lenovo's part numbers, and the fan by itself falls below that threshold, just as a chip on a memory module falls below that threshold.

The fans are manufactured by Sunon: Part #GC055010VH-A; pics below:
https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1h9jlOXXX ... 3c6587324c
https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1nwYmOXXX ... 37a2bcd8dc

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