2. I replace such fans. Only slightly technical to accomplish but one needs to match the fan's voltage and RPMs. Very often the fan is worn out or you find one that is off balance. Let's peg this at the expertise level of moderate. That is you have no fear of opening up your laptop.
I own an HP dv1000 -- some of you will know that the internal fan is distractingly loud. I would like to remedy this, and am considering buying a cooling "pad" to go under the notebook. My questions are:
1. Do cooling pads reduce the time your notebook's own fan is on?
2. If not, then what else can I do to quiet my machine?
Thanks in advance.