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Can't Separate Fan from Heatsink: R61i

2011-12-22, 1:30 AM

Hi,

 

I have an R61i 8932-CTO that's having fan errors. I purchased a new fan assembly, but didn't pay attention to needing one with an attached heatsink. I have disassembled the laptop and removed the fan assembly, but I don't have a screwdriver small enough to remove the screws holding the fan and heatsink together.

 

I can return the item I purchased, but pay shipping; or I can find a screwdriver that'll work. These screws, as you may know, are much smaller than the M2 x 3mm screws. I have a set of small screwdrivers, those typically used to repair eyeglasses or the like, but none find purchase in these very, very small screws.

 

Is there a consumer-available screwdriver that will work? Should I just return the fan and purchase another with the heatsink attached?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Daniel

 

P.S. (I also came across a discussion regarding upgrading the CPU. I can't seem to find the particular specific model my laptop is, e.g., "A59," etc., and so I'm not sure how to determine which is compatible. I would consider popping in a new CPU especially if it cools the system down, and the speed boost would be sweet. How can I track down the specific model of machine so I can determine which motherboard I have and so determine compatible CPU choices?)

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Re: Can't Separate Fan from Heatsink: R61i

2011-12-22, 1:52 AM

I just realized, regarding the CPU question about, well...I have the machine open. CPU is a T2370, so a Core 2 Duo 1.73Ghz Intel. In another thread I saw that a user replaced this very CPU with a T8100. I expect I still need to check motherboard revision for compatibility, so, again, if someone could provide a pointer for that information (it's not on the back of the laptop), I'd be very appreciative.

 

Cheers.

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Re: Can't Separate Fan from Heatsink: R61i

2011-12-22, 4:02 AM
it can be found in BIOs, it will have model, type, serial number.....
77331GUL3Kxxxx



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Re: Can't Separate Fan from Heatsink: R61i

2011-12-22, 5:24 AM

Thank you. I'll take a look once I get the machine POSTing. Currently, with the fan errors, that's not feasible.

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Re: Can't Separate Fan from Heatsink: R61i

2011-12-22, 21:29 PM

hit the Esc as soon as fan error pops up and then F1 it should boot to BIOs or without F1 it will boot to windows




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Re: Can't Separate Fan from Heatsink: R61i

2011-12-24, 20:01 PM

Hi muraii

 I changed my T2370 with T8100. I believe you have a motherboard Intel GM965. To be sure download a software from intel site and it will detect your motherboard type. You will also find compatible CPUs there. Choose one, T8100, T8300, T9300, T9500 should suit you well (assuming you have GM 965 motherboar). I chose T8100 because its easy on Power Consumption and meets my requirement. It was also used one because they are cheaper and if not subjected to heat or any pin damaged, work and last as good as new ones. You can make your choice depending on your requiremnets. Good luck!

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