You can help keep your laptop cool by fixing a malfunctioning laptop fan. With a screwdriver and some compressed air you can clear away any obstructions. Think about where you are setting down your laptop as soft surfaces can block air intake.
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.