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My Laptop Fan is Crapping Out!!

by LiQuiD_FuSioN / June 7, 2007 2:14 AM PDT

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-S360 and I've been having problems with the fan for a long time now. The fan inside sounds like it's always off track or something. Ever since it first started making noise, I used an air duster and sure enough, a dust ball came flying out. After that, the fan kept getting louder and louder.

Nowadays, two or three times a week, the fan will stop spinning and make a loud grinding sound. When that happens, I just freak out and immediately use the air can to get it back to normal.

I'm going on a trip for about a week and I'm not sure whether or not to leave my laptop on. What I want to do is somehow take apart my laptop and see if I can fix the problem myself. I tried getting to the fan from the back, but the laptop seems tied down.

I guess the questions are: Is it safe to leave my laptop on? If it overheats will it shut down automatically? And, how on earth do I get inside a Vaio computer? How do I get to the fan without too much work?
Would really appreciate any helpful answers!

~LF

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I guess I may have to remove the keyboard to get to the fan?
by LiQuiD_FuSioN / June 7, 2007 2:19 AM PDT
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Can anyone please help me out?

My laptop is still making a racket.

Could it be something else instead of the fan? The HD?

~LF

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I found this link. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 22, 2007 10:00 PM PDT
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Website appears to be down..
by LiQuiD_FuSioN / June 24, 2007 4:47 AM PDT
In reply to: I found this link. . .

Thanks for the reply, I will check back later to see if the website is online.

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