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Which fan type - how to tell in x230 without opening

2020-05-22, 18:05 PM

I bought a thinkpad with fan working very loudly. Covid has complicated the warranty repair procedure, so I end up having to replace the fan by myself.

I have read that there are two different types of fan - one with 3 pins and one with 4 pins, so I wonder if it is possible to tell the type of fan in my laptop by the serial number or otherwise without disassembling the device.



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Re:Which fan type - how to tell in x230 without opening

2020-05-22, 19:16 PM



Dont post your serial number here but if you input at the below site it should provide you with the part numbers that were shipped with your laptop when new.




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