Vibrations from a laptop cooler - impact on the hardware?

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  1. ancientdrake

    ancientdrake Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey guys, I've recently purchased a Schenker H507 (p650rs6) and for a piece of mind I've got a cooling pad under it, specifically the Havit https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooling-HAVIT-Laptop-Cooler-Lighting/dp/B00NNMB3KS . Not the best placement for the fans, but I'm pretty happy with it, except for one thing, it gives off this dullish slight (but enough to feel when I place my hand on the laptop) vibration, all my HDs are ssd, so except the internal fans, I don't think there's anything else moving. Could these slight vibrations have any impact of the hardware lifetime? I have it plugged in and going whenever the laptop is on, which is about good 12 hours or so a day. Last day for me to return it today so thought I'd ask here. Thanks in advance!
     
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    kent1146 Notebook Prophet

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    It's most likely a defective fan in the laptop cooler. The ball bearings on these kinds of fan are usually the component that fails.

    No risk of damage to your laptop... It's just annoying. So it's up to you to decide whether it is worth returning for refund / replacement.
     
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    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    It's more annoying than anything else. I'd return it and get another, or something else if it bothers you.
     
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    ancientdrake Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks a bunch. In the end I returned it, even though it was pretty decent, the positioning of the fans could've been better and the vibrations were a bit annoying. Nice portablity though.
     
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