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Y550 Fan Noise

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.

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Re: Y550 Fan Noise

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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.

 

 

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Re: Y550 Fan Noise

tried to clean the dust?


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Re: Y550 Fan Noise

yes, dust cleaned on mine issue still persists. OP?

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Re: Y550 Fan Noise

check download page for bios update, bios update may solve your issue but due to it's been over two years, you may need to replace it.


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Re: Y550 Fan Noise

Yeah, i'v tried cleaning it out.  Doesn't seem to work too well.  I'll try the BIOS update.

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Re: Y550 Fan Noise

post back the results.


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Re: Y550 Fan Noise

 

 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. 

 

 

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Re: Y550 Fan Noise

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:

 

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-CPU-Fan-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y550-Y550M-Y550A-/170540656140?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&h...

 

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!

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Re: Y550 Fan Noise

Thanks! 

 

I actually wrote the numbers on the fan down to search later. That would've been pointless lol. thanks again dude.