If your laptop is overheating or making a grinding sound, you may need to give your fan an overhaul.
You will need
- A screwdriver
- A manual
- Compressed air
Step 1 Open your case Open your laptop’s case. Read your owner’s manual for directions on correct housing removal.
Make sure the computer is turned off, unplugged, and the battery is removed.
Step 2 Unplug fan's power Unplug the fan from the motherboard. You may need to refer to your manual.
Step 3 Remove the fan Lift and gently remove the fan. Each system is different, but you’ll probably have to remove a couple of screws.
Step 4 Blow compressed air Blow compressed air around the area to get rid of any dust or debris.
Step 5 Look for debris Look for and remove any debris that may be caught in the fan blades and replace the fan.
Step 6 Plug power connector Plug the fan back into your motherboard and put the case back together.
Step 7 Turn the computer on Turn the computer on and verify that the fan is working.
Setting your laptop on a soft surface, such as a bed, pillow, or lap, can block airflow and cause your laptop to overheat.