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3 or 4 pin cooling fan?

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  1. hudstore44

    hudstore44 Thread Starter

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    Greetings,
    I have a Toshiba Satellite L875D-S7332 laptop that has what I think is a dead cooling fan. I've used compressed air to blow out the vents, and I still get the little message that says "System Warning: Warning: A problem with the Cooling System has been detected. Please turn off your computer immediately and return it for service."

    I've been looking at replacements fans, but have seen ones that say look at your to see which or even that there is a 4 pin and a 3 pin one. Is there any way to know which one I should buy without taking it apart and viewing said fan?

    Also does anyone have schematics for replacing this or links to manuals/Videos, etc?
    Thanks

    H
     
  2. jamesx121

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    not really--
    Toshiba either wants U to send the laptop off to one of their authorized repair shops or
    just trash it and go to store & buy a new one.
    none of the laptop mfg put out repair books like the automotive companies do----
    there are videos on YouTube were people take laptops apart & put them back together.
    U will just have to get an idea from them & then just trial & error----
    one thing---
    remove the battery before you try to remove the rear // bottom panel of the laptop.
    even turned off the battery supplies a electrical charge to the laptop.
    James
     
  3. vembutech

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    Hopefully first can check if the air ports are clean from any dust and if you use your laptop for gaming the graphic card become very hot and can check on the temperature that might help. If it doesn't help then try for replacement.
     
  4. hudstore44

    hudstore44 Thread Starter

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    But how do I know if it is 3 or 4 pin without taking it apart?
     
  5. hudstore44

    hudstore44 Thread Starter

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    it took forever and I might have lied to the Toshiba people, but I found the actual part number for this. It is an H000050260 thermal module. Still don't know how to fix this when I get it but I'll worry about that later. Better than going to Toshiba and having them do the work for #350+
     
  6. jamesx121

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    Hudstore44::::
    your going to need to look in your area yellow pages under computer repair---
    call them & see if they will quote you a price to just check out your laptop----
    could be a little more involved than just a intake fan died--.
    but if you don't feel like trying to unscrew the back panel then that's
    your only option----
    wheather a MOM/POP repair shop or a Best Buy (Geek Squad) if you
    have one in the area---
    to get at what ever has died the panel has to come off.
     
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