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Cleaning Dust from x220 fan without digging too deep into laptop

2014-12-07, 0:47 AM

Hello fellow posters:

I've noticed that there is a whiny sound from the cpu for several months now ever since I got this laptop refurbished online. I've read into the problem and I've read several solutions
[list]
Spray the vents with compressed air without opening laptop
Open the laptop and spray on the fan holding the can air of vertically
Open the laptop and clean the fan with a brush.[/list]

I'm afraid either static or moisture will harm the laptop

I opened the laptop today and noticed there were dust buildups in the wings of the fan but I didn't do anything (It was just an inspection for now I suppose).

[img]http://s27.postimg.org/d9j1f43wj/X220_Common_Rem_CRU_5_palmrest_avi_snapshot_01_3.jpg[/img]

This is a snapshot of some other x220 (not mine). In the upper left corner there is the cpu fan. I can access it by removing the palmrest and keyboard. I'm trying to find a way not to remove the heatsink/fan so I don't dig too dip into the laptop

What should I do to fix this dust problem?

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Re: Cleaning Dust from x220 fan without digging too deep into laptop

2014-12-08, 8:21 AM

I would just remove keyboard and palmrest, block the fan with your finger, a tootpick or any other object and apply compressed air. 

 

I normally do it from the vents towards the fan, then move the fan a little and repeat the operation. After that I apply air directly to the fan vents, always blocking the fan!

 

Hope this helps...

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Re: Cleaning Dust from x220 fan without digging too deep into laptop

2014-12-08, 8:21 AM

I would just remove keyboard and palmrest, block the fan with your finger, a tootpick or any other object and apply compressed air. 

 

I normally do it from the vents towards the fan, then move the fan a little and repeat the operation. After that I apply air directly to the fan vents, always blocking the fan!

 

Hope this helps...


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