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Replacing a fan on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LauraMJ, May 12, 2016.

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  1. LauraMJ

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    I have worked a small bit on laptops, like replacing memory sticks, replacing a hard drive,....but I've not ever worked on a Toshiba and I've not replaced a fan......so how difficult is it to replace a (possibly) ailing fan on a Toshiba Satellite? Is there anything in particular I would need to know or be careful of?
     
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    I'll get that this evening. :)
     
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    Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4300
     
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    Ok, I can't find much except this video for a similar model :-



    Looks like you can get to the fan by taking all the screws out of the bottom and removing the base.

    Is your fan making a noise like this ? :-

     
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    Yes, that's quite similar. When I would blow into the vents in the opposite direction of the fan rotation and slow the fan down, the sound had a distinct change, so I am fairly certain this is a fan issue.

    And yeah, I've had the base off of the laptop and I see the fan and all, but it seems like there is a cable or wire or something going across the bottom of the fan that I wasn't sure about.
     
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    Ugh, I don't want to have to fool with the motherboard.....it's not my computer. I'll see if I can get the laptop back again to open it up and take a picture of it. Might be a couple of days, though. :)
     
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