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Old 03-26-2012, 07:15 AM   #1
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Hello all. recently, my laptop fan got stuck from build up of dust and stopped working, I had it taken to a shop and the fan was replaced, it was a joyus day indeed. However, just like when I first got this laptop, after about a month or so the fan started to get louder and the vents started getting hotter. I figured to avoid what happened last time I should probably clean out the fan; the only problem was I didn't know how. I looked up some tutorials and it seeemed simple enough, unscrew some screws, take off a panel and spray some air in. I turned over my laptop, ready to check for the panel, I found it, but to my surprise there were no screws there. There are two other panels on the bottom but the fan seems to be located in an area where i can't remove the panel, this really hinders my plan to clean it.

I am using a Compaq Presario CQ62 Notebook if thats any help. I've heard in some situations like these you have to remove the keyboard to clean the fan, which is something I really don't want to do because honestly, I have no idea what i am doing! If i take it down to a shop however they will charge me a hefty fee just for taking a look at it. I am hoping someone here can help me out by letting me know what I should do and the best way to clean it. I would really appreciate it if someone could!
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it sounds like they did not renew the paste as required it has to be done everytim the fan/h/sink is disturbed

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Watch out! They might have forgotten to use heat sink compound in the new fan/heat sink. If only a couple of months have passed, I think you're in title to a free fix/review.
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