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#1 john8008


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 05:14 AM

My laptop suddenly started making loud noise when i started it today , is there a easy way to clean it without opening it ?

it looks like this 



i have seen some guides to open it ,, but it looks to complicated for me . and its like its the last part in the fan after opening up everything :S



Edited by hamluis, 14 January 2015 - 07:02 AM.
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#2 Citizen_WD


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:02 AM

What is the model of your laptop? Has it been dropped for example? Do you experience any drop in performance or overheating?
In general, opening a laptop isn't very hard, and in your case it will most likely only require the removal of several screws. However - a loud noise can be caused not only by dust or other contamination. Can you describe what it sounds like and are you sure that it is a cooling fan rather than the hard drive? 
Such situations should not be underestimated. A backup of your important data would be a wise move, just in case anything unexpected occurs. Further - if you don't feel confident about the source of the noise or you're not comfortable opening it - the best thing to do would be to contact a specialist for diagnostics of the problem. 
Hope this was helpful, feel free to ask any other questions, Citizen_WD

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 07:05 AM

I'm just curious about the relationship between your chosen title...your question...and posting it in External Hardware.  Is there more to this story?  What makes you think that "cleaning" will be an effective remedy for whatever might be wrong?



#4 john8008

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:51 AM

its hp dv6, no i have not dropped it and im sure its not hard drive since there is no noise and no heating issue , [ i hae had that problem in old laptop]

im not sure if cleaning it will fix it , but thats what i hope that its only some dust which is causing the noise .


i tried cleaning it with compressed air can there was lots of dust particles etc , but when i swtiched back fan was not working at all ....


i again tried to clean it and for now its running better than before but with very low clicking noise , 


edit : sorry for posting in wrong section  :(

Edited by john8008, 14 January 2015 - 09:53 AM.

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:22 PM

Yikes don't use compressed air on a laptop unless its bare opend.  You'd be blowing all that dust into your components.  If your not very tech savy you may simply want to take it to a place that is.  We'd hate to help you take apart your laptop and then get it all back together and find out it isn't working anymore.  Can it be done? Sure.. Are you the person to do it?  Only you can answer that.


My guess is that you started hearing this loud noise after you blew the heck out of it with compressed air.  Its possible you have damaged the fan and could very well need to be replaced at this point.

Edited by YeahBleeping, 14 January 2015 - 06:23 PM.

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