07-22-2009 10:22 PM
07-23-2009 07:55 AM
Sounds like you will need another fan installed. If you unit is still under warranty, call your local tech support to assist. I'm not sure about your exact location in Malaysia, but I know that there are some locations in KL.
I was able to find this tech support number in Malaysia for you.
1800-88-1889 (Local number only)
+603 8315 6855 (DID)
Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
Give them a call for assistance. Best of luck.
07-23-2009 09:31 AM
This is quite simple to fix by yourself if it is out of warranty, just identify the part number on the fan and order a new one on ebay. There are many Thinkpad resellers in Malaysia, so you can source one for fairly reasonable price.
Here is the manual that you can follow to change the fan.
07-26-2009 06:56 PM
Use ebay, the price varies for a refurbished second hand unit.... but Malaysia has some of the cheapest on the ebay.
Although you can try to reoil and recondition (remove the gunks) the bearing on the fan unit, this may fix your problem.
You would need to detach the fan unit to get access to the bearings and motor.
07-26-2009 07:10 PM
07-26-2009 07:22 PM
it is probably located on the underneath of the fan unit, you would need to take it off. The reoiling should work, as i think that is how failure of the fan occurs, due to too much gunk that increase friction and decrease the motor (unless the motor have burnt out, which there is no easy fix for)... But it is worth a try, since the worst it can happen is that you need to replace the fan, which would have to do anyway if you don't try it.
The part number should be listed in the hardware manual (i have posted the link from which you will download)...
give it a try and see..