The fan had been noisy for a while... I ignored it.
We started dismantling following this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3aivW-7qJk but I just wanted to ask for advice before it gets too involved.
Looks to me as if it's unlikely to be something simple - fan turns easily by hand, doesn't feel as if it's a lubrication issue - it's also fairly clean - I'm kind of assuming a new fan is the solution and replacing it seems relatively long-winded.
Before I get too involved is there anything simple to check first?
And if I need a replacement fan, any pointers on what to buy? Are generic replacements OK or would an older "reconditioned" unit be better? I'm guessing i'll need some thermal paste too...
Pointers gratefully received. The last time I attempted fan replacement on a Thinkpad (my old T61) I somehow managed to inadvertently blow up the GPU...
Incidentally, he's sat next to me doing his maths work on a T41 running Xubuntu.
He just gave me a high five, but i'm not sure we've cracked it yet.
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Available e.g. on https://www.aquatuning.co.uk/thermal-pa ... treme-3.5g
If you need to spend less, alternative could be Arctic MX-4 e.g. on https://www.amazon.co.uk/ARCTIC-MX-4-20 ... ref=sr_1_3
Pasting instructions: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth ... d_v1.1.pdf
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