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Trying to clean my laptop fan


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#1 Raith

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:07 PM

Please, if any of you are reading this, I own a Sony Vaio VGN-CS110E laptop. I have Google'd for this laptop so I can understand how to take it apart to get to the fan. The first attempt at trying to disassemble it was last night. I have unscrewed it all, but it still won't come off and I do not want to pull on it, thus to breaking it. I have read mentions that the speaker plastic can be peeled off, but I wasn't sure.

I turned to a Sony rep, and the guy said that they're not able to help and told me to go to a Sony shop to get it fixed or whatever. I am just trying to clean a fan (the fan has been acting up lately, I cannot monitor what the temperature is but I can say that it isn't that hot. It's warm but not overheating, laptop does would suck off if it was overheating, right? But the fan turns on every 2 minutes, on and off, and sometimes longer, etc), does anyone know how I can disassemble it?

I would go to Sony, but I have no warranty of it, and do not want to chuck $500 just to take it apart or whatever. By them "seeing" it is already $199. Thanks.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 11:25 PM

Try the User Guide,

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-doc...l?mdl=VGNCS110E
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:56 PM

Thanks so much!

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:47 PM

Edit - no luck in finding a schematic. :/

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:43 AM

You don't have to take it all apart. There should be a direct access door on the back as pictured below:

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:29 PM

Thanks but it seems that under that, it is where the hard drive is at, not like what is in the picture.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:49 PM

Edit - to HitSquad, the one you gave is C-series. Mine is a CS series. Very different. Also, the fan, on my picture, is located on the right as oppose to where the HD is located.

Here is a picture of the front:

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:34 AM

Sorry raith, my bad.
That's what I get for multi-tasking too much. :thumbsup:
In any case, I have not yet received the cs and rs series service manuals.
I can however just about garauntee the fan and cpu are attached together as a ductwork unit and to remove all the dust, removal of both is likely needed. The same procedure for after market replacement fans would be the same in most cases. FWIW, If you plan on working inside the unit for anything in the future, you can buy the service manual for it on "getmanuals.com" in english for $10.00 U.S.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:56 PM

Thank you for the reply, well, I'll just have to wait then, I guess. I'm not sure though, I use the laptop mostly on carpetted floor so I guess dust fills up fast? I've had this laptop for not too long, either. It's pretty new, my old laptop never did this(HP). I hope it is just dust and not what the Sony tech. told me that it is a "known" issue, because I'm fairly certain half of them are reading off the screen helping newbies or whatever. At any rate, "getmanuals.com" does not work, are you sure this is the website? It's not a big deal I was just going there out of pure curiosity, not going to buy a manual. Hopefully I figure out a way to disassemble it.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 03:33 PM

Thank you for the reply, well, I'll just have to wait then, I guess. I'm not sure though, I use the laptop mostly on carpetted floor so I guess dust fills up fast? I've had this laptop for not too long, either. It's pretty new, my old laptop never did this(HP). I hope it is just dust and not what the Sony tech. told me that it is a "known" issue, because I'm fairly certain half of them are reading off the screen helping newbies or whatever. At any rate, "getmanuals.com" does not work, are you sure this is the website? It's not a big deal I was just going there out of pure curiosity, not going to buy a manual. Hopefully I figure out a way to disassemble it.


huhu! I have the same problem! and my old laptop was an HP too! a TX1000 au and it died cause of overheating! :(
my vaio still has warranty but its such a hassle.. It doesn't shut off though when the airconditioning system is in full blast and I have a mini fan that cools down the laptop.. but I miss the time where it worked well even without a fan and aircon :( huhuhu does anyone know how to clean it's fans.. :(( help!! :(( my vaio is VGN-CS13 G

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:47 PM

Thank you for the reply, well, I'll just have to wait then, I guess. I'm not sure though, I use the laptop mostly on carpetted floor so I guess dust fills up fast? I've had this laptop for not too long, either. It's pretty new, my old laptop never did this(HP). I hope it is just dust and not what the Sony tech. told me that it is a "known" issue, because I'm fairly certain half of them are reading off the screen helping newbies or whatever. At any rate, "getmanuals.com" does not work, are you sure this is the website? It's not a big deal I was just going there out of pure curiosity, not going to buy a manual. Hopefully I figure out a way to disassemble it.


huhu! I have the same problem! and my old laptop was an HP too! a TX1000 au and it died cause of overheating! :thumbsup:
my vaio still has warranty but its such a hassle.. It doesn't shut off though when the airconditioning system is in full blast and I have a mini fan that cools down the laptop.. but I miss the time where it worked well even without a fan and aircon :flowers: huhuhu does anyone know how to clean it's fans.. :trumpet:( help!! :inlove:( my vaio is VGN-CS13 G

Sorry to burst your bubble but you should send it to Sony if you still have the warranty, CS-Series has issues with fans. Mine is a CS-series, defective fans they are...




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