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Posted: 3/2/2006 9:30:08 PM EDT
shit
I don't think those little postage stamp sized fans are replacable are they?
Dell Inspiron 8200
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:38:23 PM EDT
Sure they are. Why not?
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:39:26 PM EDT
It needs a bath.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:39:41 PM EDT
Anything is replacable
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:41:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
shit
I don't think those little postage stamp sized fans are replacable are they?
Dell Inspiron 8200



I have an 8100. Basically the same. They are kinda noisy, aren't they. I'm sure Dell can replace them, but I doubt you want to pay for it.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:53:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 9:57:48 PM EDT by Janus]
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:55:56 PM EDT
If you want to try something to quiet it down -

If you can get access to the fan motor itself - look for a tiny tiny hole. Put some sewing machine oil in the hole, or in the motor - just a little bit. It should help with the noise and the RPMs of the fan.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:07:23 PM EDT
Before you spray some oil in it, either blow it out or wash it out. I found-out the hard way with an Apple laptop that adding oil to lint creates a bigger problem than the one you started with. I've also learned that lesson several times with industrial sewing machines.z
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:23:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 10:25:16 PM EDT by twonami]
I can't see a hole anywhere.
I'll just buy one. Not as expensive as I thought.
Thanks guys.
I've gutted my laptop several times so it's not too bad. Takes about a hour to take apart and reassemble. Except for that 1 extra screw I have
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:24:37 PM EDT
tag, mine's doing the same thing
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:33:51 PM EDT
It never fails. I got the fan today and the old one has been smooth running for the past 2 days.
It was checked for foreign matter and clean. Guess I'll replace it when it starts acting weird.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:35:31 PM EDT
I had the same thing happen in mine....took it out, pulled off a little sticker that covered the cam....a little Hoppes #9......problem solved.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:36:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
I can't see a hole anywhere.
I'll just buy one. Not as expensive as I thought.
Thanks guys.
I've gutted my laptop several times so it's not too bad. Takes about a hour to take apart and reassemble. Except for that 1 extra screw I have



No wonder the fucking fan rattles!


Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:37:51 PM EDT
Why don't they make computer fans with some sort of sealed bearings with grease in them?
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:50:57 PM EDT
Funny, my Inspiron 8200 is doing the same thing. It's intermittent though and only happens when the fans have been running for a long time.

Usually I find that if I tap on the case right below the right-hand hing point the fan will shaddup.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:52:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
Why don't they make computer fans with some sort of sealed bearings with grease in them?



They make even better fans - Panaflo Hydro-static bearing fans. The ONLY fans I will use in any computer I build. I would go without fans and spend 10x as much money on watercooling before I would get something other than a Panaflo.


They just dont make them this small.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 8:24:47 PM EDT

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