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Replacing CPU fan or fan+heatsink on W550s

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Replacing CPU fan or fan+heatsink on W550s

#1 Post by BornABruin » Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:25 pm

I have a W550s with a noisy CPU fan (bearings going south). I see that there are both cpu fans with the heat pipe/heatsink (00J267 or 00J268) but I also see CPU fan being sold by by itself being sold. Is it better to replace both the fan+heatsink or just replace the fan?

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Re: Replacing CPU fan or fan+heatsink on W550s

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:30 am

It would be cheaper to just replace the fan (provided you don't have two left hands).
You should also refresh the thermal paste, while you're at it.
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Re: Replacing CPU fan or fan+heatsink on W550s

#3 Post by BornABruin » Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:45 pm

Thanks.

Just have to figure out how they attach the fan to the heat pipe/sink.

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Re: Replacing CPU fan or fan+heatsink on W550s

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:33 am

Easiest way would be to look at pictures on e.g. fleaBay, such as: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/353404177557 or https://www.ebay.com/itm/333469582095
This one is just the heatsink with the fan already removed: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/194117638472
Or look at your own fan.
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