10-19-2010 10:57 AM
I have an r61 laptop, type 8933-A38.
I got the fan and cooling sink changed in september last year, after i got a 'fan error'.
Since last week the fan makes a grinding noise. However, when I move the laptop around while it's running, the fan noise tends to slow down a bit, and then increase again. I feel there might be something wrong with the rotation of the fan, or maybe lubrication.
I sometimes also play GTR2 on my laptop, and just after stopping the game, I checked the CPU temperature to be 82 C. I don't know if it is normal because the cpu was under heavy load during the game. In normal loads, the temperature slowly goes back to 45-47 degrees, but the noise persists. Sometimes the fan becomes silent, but mostly its noisy.
Any suggestions? I'm hoping the fan is not gone completely, because it just got replaced last year, it should atleast last another year.
10-19-2010 10:53 PM