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X61 fan replacement

#1 Post by karotlopj » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:49 am

The fan on my X61 is pretty noisy and I'm thinking of replacing it.

Looking on Ebay there are tons of fans - https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... +fan&rt=nc

how do I go about choosing one? I presume there is no reason to replace the heatsink....

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Re: X61 fan replacement

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:53 am

Instead of posting all these useless questions, methinks it is high time that you download, read and follow the HMM for every IBM/Lenovo laptop that you have.
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Re: X61 fan replacement

#3 Post by karotlopj » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:54 am

I'm sure there are several different fans which can be used with an X61. I was hoping that someone could recommend one, one which is as quiet as possible.

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Re: X61 fan replacement

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:21 am

The problem is, the X61 has two heatsink designs, having different (and physically incompatible) fans, but sharing the same FRU number (42X3805), unfortunately.

Here's a picture of some X61/s heatsinks. The two heatsinks on the right are for the X61.

It's easy to notice that their fans are completely different, which means you have to check which type is installed in your X61.
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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Re: X61 fan replacement

#5 Post by karotlopj » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:15 am

Can I just replace the fan without replacing the heatsink?

This one looks like mine:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Computer-CPU- ... SwpDdVOfxO

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Re: X61 fan replacement

#6 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:05 am

karotlopj wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:15 am
Can I just replace the fan without replacing the heatsink?

This one looks like mine:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Computer-CPU- ... SwpDdVOfxO
Yes you can. That fan is fixed to the heatsink with screws. You'd need a #0 or #00 Philips screwdriver IIRC.
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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Re: X61 fan replacement

#7 Post by karotlopj » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:32 am

Many thanks.

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