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legnum7
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aftermarket fan for ideapad y560?

there is somthing wrong with my fan, i belive bearings are shot. 
It is vibrating so violently and loudly so the whole laptop vibrates. 
I first thought it was hdd, but no, it is the fan.
 i'm out of warranty now and cheapest ebay fan for y560 is 40 USD. no comment on that.
so, is it possible to upgrade the fan? what do those 3 wires connected to it do, are they universal or dependant on that specific fan? 

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Re: aftermarket fan for ideapad y560?

Laptop fans are very specific to the model.
Shape of the shroud, etc.

I have had very little luck swapping fans except from
exact same model laptop, or similar model, same brand.

Wires are power (+ and -) and speed sensor.

Here is one for 30 USD:

http://www.ecrater.com/p/14222195/lenovo-ideapad-y560-y560a-y560p
legnum7
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Re: aftermarket fan for ideapad y560?

just a few more questions about your fan swapping..
why did you have little luck? fans werent working at all or they were too slow?
or they were wrong size?
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Re: aftermarket fan for ideapad y560?

Wrong size or type.

I work in a repair shop, so I was speaking of
laptops in general.
Older laptops often have a fan that can be removed
separate from the shroud or housing.
Newer ones seem to be fan and shroud in one piece,
like the y560.

 

I have had some luck with lubricating the fan shaft with
lithium grease. (No light oils!)
Often the plastic fan blade part can be carefully removed
from the rest of the motor by gently pulling it out of the motor.
Then a small amount of grease on the shaft, and put it
back together. May help for some time, but a new fan is
the best solution.

 

And this is a out of warranty repair, of course.

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