11-15-2010 08:00 PM
A few days ago the fan in my 2 year old ideapad y550 started to make excessive noise. It seems that it may be getting worse and, given that it has never been this loud, i am pretty sure it means something is breaking or broken. Does anyone know any good methods of troubleshooting for a computer fan or should i take it in?
The computer has never been dropped or mistreated in any way. The most punishment it goes through is being carried around daily in my backpack. But i am always careful with it.
11-16-2010 12:53 AM - edited 11-16-2010 12:54 AM
lol I came to the forum after a while right now to post the same exact thing with the same exact model. This thing sounds like a freaking diesel truck! Been like this for several days.
Are these made to die at a certain time? because this is weird we are both here.
11-16-2010 04:57 PM
I just opened it up the back panel and started the laptop. It seems the fan has a very slight movement up/down. It's very faint but I can slightly feel it when touching it. Fan might need replacing but I still have to do the bios update.
Been hesitant since I have a dual boot with win7 and mint and wanted to make sure i had backups of both systems just in case.
11-16-2010 09:08 PM
Well, let me share some advice, because it was a living "heck" trying to find a replacement.
There are no FRUs on this part, so nobody within Lenovo / IBM was able to find the part from me. I resorted to eBay, and got the same one as this one:
It was really easy to swap out. My fan vibrated because I dropped it once. The new one is dead silent. I even looked to see if I could fix the original, but it is not repairable.
Let me know if you need any more info!