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Dell Inspiron Fan Grinding

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Contessah, Jan 25, 2011.

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  1. Contessah

    Contessah Thread Starter

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    My Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop fan is making off-and-on grinding sounds. What could cause this. I bought another fan, but cleaned out the old one and a clump of dust came out. It still makes that sound. Maybe I should replace the fan? Is this grinding noise dangerous?
     
  2. K7M

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    Try cleaning it again, but if you have the new fan in hand, you are better off replacing it. Laptops have a hard enough time keeping cool when everything is working never mind when a fan is malfunctioning. I'm sure it is not pushing the amount of air it is supposed to.
     
  3. Contessah

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    Thanks for the reply. I will replace the fan. I have it so why not use it? It's better than blowing up an overheated laptop. Thanks.
     
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