Quick question for those who oiled their M11X fan!

Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by Fliplm0de, Nov 10, 2013.

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  1. trikster

    trikster Notebook Evangelist

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    Your fan could appear clean, but it only takes an exceedingly small bit of dust or dirt in the fan to get that noise. This is what the stator looks like...

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    The inside of the fan assembly (the actual fan itself) is a ring magnet. The distance from the edge of the stator and the ring magnet is about .2 mm. So even a human hair can cause issues.

    Replace the fan, will be the easiest in the long run.
     
  2. James D

    James D Notebook Prophet

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    I guess (just a guess based on my life's experience) is that you need to drill a little hole between those 4 yellow squares and put 1 drop of oil... if you see the bearing there of corse.
     
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