Aw 17 R4 - how do you clean the fans?

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by TechnoWhore, Nov 16, 2016.

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  1. TechnoWhore

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    Hi guys. Looking to buy this beast in the future and was watching a few vids on the internals of the machine. I noticed it didn't look like you could the remove fans. Can the fans be removed to clean dust from them and the vents?
     
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    The external bottom plate is easy to remove (7 screws, no warranty tag), and you can used a compressed air can to easily blow it out from there. All of 5 minutes i would guess. However, to remove the fan/heatsink assembly (they are one unit) requires significant disassembly. That said, given that you can blow them out with air directly, there would be no need to go that far...
     
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    Thanks for reply. Didn't realise fan and vent were one unit,
     
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    That shouldn't be a problem. You can get to the fans and use canned air to clean them. You can dismantle it further, but it'd be pretty much the same result.
     
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