UX360UA - swap fan, difficulty?

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  1. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Nice, so it's running well I presume? :)
     
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    Retro_UK Notebook Consultant

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    Fingers crossed...so far yes :) I'd forgotten just how quiet the fan can actually be. The one I removed was really clean...not a bit of dust on it, which surprised me. It feels solid so must have the absolute tiniest bit of play in it that caused the buzz.
     
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    Make sure to clean it up once every few months to ensure the best life expectancy and quietness of the fan. There are reviews of users who complained about every single notebook products out there with noisy fans but guess what? All they needed to do is repaste and cleaning of the fan and vent.
     
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    Polter Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi there!
    Sorry it took me so long to answer back.
    What I meant was that my Zenbook 3 has never developed any weird fan sound.
    Glad I could help you with the part No and the dissassembly process.
    I've opened mine once, just to remove dust and see if there was a way to improve heat dissipation so that the fan would not be so active.
    I've got some heat pads to stick on the heat pipes so that they spread some heat over the bottom of the case but haven't tried them yet.
     
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    Retro_UK Notebook Consultant

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    Well, this didn't last long! This replacement fan is now making the same noises that the original one was, and it's roughly 6-7 months old :(

    Looked around the internet and the only place I can source another one, is from the same place as last time. Another £50 odd spent. This is going to get expensive if they keep wearing out this fast.

    I guess it may be time to start looking for a fan-less laptop instead...save me all this hassle.
     
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    Have you tried cleaning the fan up to see if it helps? Or it's totally out?
     
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    Retro_UK Notebook Consultant

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    Sadly it is nice and clean. Considering I leave this machine running 24/7 I'm amazed at how clean it is inside. Like...virtually spotless!!

    Having said that, the fan has gone quiet again!! I decided to put it to sleep for an hour or so the other day while I wasn't using it, and when I switched it back on, the fan had gone back to being silent.

    New fan is arriving today so at least I have my backup ready. Always makes me nervous when fans get noisy in case they give out when I'm not around.
     
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    Have you tried undervolting as well as repasting of thermal compound?
     
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    Hadn't thought about undervolting to be honest! Will give that a try. Not too sure about thermal compound. I'd like to try it, but once you get the bottom half of the case off, it's quite daunting stripping it down enough to do that job.

    You can fortunately fudge changing the fan, but other than that, there is some serious dismantling involved. Not that I'm incapable, just means a LOT of work :)
     
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