[svlug] Weird fan sounds

Daevid Vincent daevid at daevid.com
Mon Aug 22 16:28:16 PDT 2011

>> I don't know if it's even possible to replace the fan, 
>> this is just a cheapo E-Machines PC not one I assembled from parts...

I'm pretty certain you can find a replacement fan for it.
These aren't the kinds of "proprietary" things computer vendors spend their
time re-inventing. 

You might have to find the right size fan and then snip your existing
connector and twist/sodder the wires together, but it shouldn't be difficult
at all. The hardest part will be GETTING to the fan probably -- tearing out
everything in order to access it. I know I had a Dell Inspiron 8200 and the
fan was like $15 off ebay, but it took me a good hour or more to disassemble
the notebook computer as the fan isn't something that generally goes bad or
needs "user servicing".

Is this it?

otherwise, the Google's will no doubt find your answer:

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