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Opening a HP Pavilion xt375

by appleyeah / March 18, 2005 8:50 AM PST

The CPU fan went out on my laptop. And i cant open the the thing to fix it. I have tried probably 10 times. There are tons of screws on the bottom. I take out the screws each time but there is something I am missing. Any help would be great. Its frustrating me. I always hate it when something that seems like it should be so easy ends up making me feel like a fool.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2005 1:25 AM PST

ikenfixit.com but be prepared for a fee if they need to service it.

Bob

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Canned air first..
by ikenfixit / March 20, 2005 9:54 AM PST

Ive seen numerous posts from R. Proffitt regarding the blowing out of the radiators and vents frequently and he's 100% correct.. I just wish more people could get this down.. Prior to tearing into the notebook at least try the canned or compressed air trick.. Ive seen everything from Dustballs the size of silver dollars to chicken/Parrot feathers in laptop cooling systems and these can stop a fan if they bccome lodged correctly.. (In their case anyway).. We an help you free to tear it down and change the fan but there could also be other reasons why its not running.. I'd try the air dislodging method first..Sometimes the simplest solution is the best

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