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Another successful transplantation operation, doctor! - Elf M. Sternberg
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Another successful transplantation operation, doctor!

Field-stripping the laptop, again.
Well, I had to field-strip and replace the laptop fan, again. But it went off without a hitch. The whole operation took only about 45 minutes or so, and right now it's running fine and cool. Arctic Silver is a great thermal paste and a tiny bit goes a long way.

I spent about $80 on this fan, which is more than the $40-50 usually quoted from most resources, but this is a new fan manufactured by Toshiba, not a Lenovo refurbishment, so maybe it'll last longer than six months, ne?

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lucky_otter From: lucky_otter Date: June 4th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it does fail again, time to look at failure modes and see about addressing the root cause.
elfs From: elfs Date: June 4th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
The root cause of the failure mode is an overpowered GPU that runs the fan far more often than is recommended, and an exceptionally cheap manufacturing cycle when this line of fans was developed.
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