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T450s fan noise

2016-12-03, 9:42 AM

Since a few weeks ago, my t450s has started making horrific fan noises, I thought it to be due to dust and particles, so I removed the bottom case and went at it with a vacuum and some blowing. But the fan still has the same horrible noise. What's wrong here? What should I do? More importantly, is there any way to temporarily disable the fan or reduce its use so I that don't go crazy?

 

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Re: T450s fan noise

2016-12-05, 21:47 PM

Update: the fan has basically stopped working entirely. The laptop gives a bios error for the fan and does not go into the boot menu unless I blow into the fan while it is going through bios. I have a hunch it may be a mechanical problem. There might be something blocking the fan from turning. The fan's motor may also be malfunctioning.

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Re: T450s fan noise

2016-12-05, 22:25 PM

The noise was probably the bearing surface failing.  You simply need a fan.


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Re: T450s fan noise

2016-12-05, 22:34 PM
Really? I was assuming that the bearing would be the last part to fail... Mechanical engineering means nothing nowadays. :) Thanks. Is the fan attached in a way that I wouldn't be able to replace it myself?
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