02-08-2010 12:43 PM
My T60 fan was really beginning to whine, loudly, to the point where it was irritating. I could have paid my Lenovo service depot over $200 to replace it, but I decided I'd purchase a new one and replace it myself. Found a replacement online for less than $60.00. It came with the thermal grease pre-applied. Using documentation described in these threads I did the replacement in about an hour. I am not a computer tech but have opened previous Lenovo laptops to upgrade memory.
I took it slow and used a set of the tiny screwdrivers you purchase in Radio Shack or hardware stores. I spent some time reviewing Youtube and IBM videos and online documentation. Hardest part was reinstalling the palmrest which required a bit of gentle pushing, prodding, and snapping to reinstall. Otherwise it was a straightforward process.
With TPfan control software and new fan, my T60 is now back to sounding like it did the day I purchased it. Well worth the effort.
Recommended if want to save quite a bit of money, you're willing to read the online documentation, view the online videos, and go slowly and deliberately. There is always a risk of doing some damage but having now done it, I think the risk is minimal with patience and study beforehand.
02-23-2010 04:37 PM
I'm currently experiencing the distracting fan noise and am encouraged that you were able to fix the problem on your own.
How did you know which fan model number to use? I have a 2613-CTO but on the parts info listing, 2613-CTO matches with 4 different model numbers:
How do I know which part is the correct one for my laptop?
Any assistance you could offer would be much appreciated, thanks!!!
03-04-2010 06:20 AM
try the follwoing link : http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=TPAD-FRU#Tseries
you can check on here your laptop model and it will show you all the parts with Fru numbers / part numbers for your laptop model.