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T510 / T-Series Laptop Fan Mechanism / Longevity Question

2013-03-31, 20:10 PM

Hi,

I have a question regarding the Fan of the T510 or any other later versions of the TP Fans. Is it a mechanical bearing or is it a Magnetic Bearing. The reason why I am asking is because I have cleaned the fan with a Q-Tip by wiping it down and then using a vacuum (yes I know that is not exactly the recommended way) of de-dusting the vents and the fan blades. Granted that the TP is running fine and without any problems, upon reading some other horror stories of other people's laptops' fans which were ruined by incorrectly wiping the fan blades to short circuiting the laptop because the fan caused reverse spinning which created a motor, I am getting slightly paranoid.

 

So, would the difference in the bearings of the fan make a difference? Whether if it is magnetic versus mechanical?

 

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Re: T510 / T-Series Laptop Fan Mechanism / Longevity Question

2013-04-01, 2:59 AM
The fan has a very simple mechanism. There is a shaft that is either hard plastic or , more likely, some sort of carbon fiber, that slides into a brass bushing. I have never run a chemical analysis to determine whether the shaft is plastic or something else, or if the bushing is brass or bronze.

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Re: T510 / T-Series Laptop Fan Mechanism / Longevity Question

2013-04-01, 2:59 AM
The fan has a very simple mechanism. There is a shaft that is either hard plastic or , more likely, some sort of carbon fiber, that slides into a brass bushing. I have never run a chemical analysis to determine whether the shaft is plastic or something else, or if the bushing is brass or bronze.

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Re: T510 / T-Series Laptop Fan Mechanism / Longevity Question

2013-04-02, 2:53 AM
Thanks for letting me know
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