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PostSubject: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptyFri Feb 18 2011, 10:09

The fan on my laptop has started making some strange noises (i think the shaft bearings are worn, if these things have some?) used to be an intermittent problem now its constant. A good slap used to get it to shut up. Its doing my head in. I have no idea about this computer stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptyFri Feb 18 2011, 10:09

Its an HP pavilion dv5 for reference.
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PostSubject: Re: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptyFri Feb 18 2011, 17:03

hard disc platter.

probably worth backing it all up in case it fails, but i wouldnt be too worried it just happens
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PostSubject: Re: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptyFri Feb 18 2011, 17:22

Take the plastic cover off the back and see if you can get to it. If you can replace the fan.
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PostSubject: Re: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptyFri Feb 18 2011, 17:38

It's most probably the spindle where the cooling fan is.
Usually solved by cracking open the fan cover, and popping a tiny bit of grease on the fan spindle.
Or the spacers holding the fan in the centre have worn and its slightly rubbing against the grille.

Not a big issue (you won't lose any data), but i've seen laptops overheat from fain failure.
Usually caused by incessant 'slapping'.
Bring it over tomorrow if you're free mate. Shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to sort.
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PostSubject: Re: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptyFri Feb 18 2011, 17:44

whittle wrote:
hard disc platter.

probably worth backing it all up in case it fails, but i wouldnt be too worried it just happens

Cheers breh.


Dan34 wrote:
Take the plastic cover off the back and see if you can get to it. If you can replace the fan.

Tried and tbh I dont have an earthing strap so i dont want to go pokin about in there.



Stampers wrote:
It's most probably the spindle where the cooling fan is.
Usually solved by cracking open the fan cover, and popping a tiny bit of grease on the fan spindle.
Or the spacers holding the fan in the centre have worn and its slightly rubbing against the grille.

Not a big issue (you won't lose any data), but i've seen laptops overheat from fain failure.
Usually caused by incessant 'slapping'.
Bring it over tomorrow if you're free mate. Shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to sort.

Sweet man, text me your postcode. When is best for you?
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PostSubject: Re: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptyFri Feb 18 2011, 17:51

if you do deceide to get a new hard disc i can mirror the old one for you no probs x
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PostSubject: Re: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptyFri Feb 18 2011, 18:16

Just an FYI Chris, I just did a little digging around and this would be the process to get it lubed up...

http://picasaweb.google.com/chrisdavis999/HPDV5000LaptopDismantle#

Quite laborious just to get to the fan.

Thing i'm thinking of is it might be advisable for you to buy a spare fan from eBay first.
Only as if lubricating it and cleaning out the innards doesn't sort the noise, we'll have to rip it open again and replace the fan.
The worst thing could be that the fan stops completely, and then you've got a dead machine (data will be fine, just no action).

Might make more sense to give it to me next friday (FD meet) and i'll pop a new fan in, clean it out and get it back to you on the saturday afternoon.
Let me know what you think.


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PostSubject: Re: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptyFri Feb 18 2011, 18:18

Yeah i didnt think it was easy to get apart. Okay mate yeah meet sounds good I'll be in touch.
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PostSubject: Re: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptyFri Feb 18 2011, 18:20

Seems mine is slightly different man, its an hp pavilion dv5-1110em
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PostSubject: Re: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptyFri Feb 18 2011, 21:00

Just spent two hours stripping and rebuilding it, regresed the fan spindle and cleaned some dust out. Seems like new dude. Let you know if it plays up again, thanks for the offer tho dude Thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops   FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops EmptySat Feb 19 2011, 19:15

Yeah all seems fine now dude, better than it ever was tbh FAO Stamps or anyone good with working on laptops 680462
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