Well, unless it’s an emergency.
I noticed last night that I really needed to buy a new CPU cooling fan. Yeh. *SQUALL!*–display went all hinky… opened case (one thumbscrew, done). CPU fan, all right.
Meant ordering replacement(s–a backup, cos the one that died was a backup *heh*)
NotaBIGproblem, cos have other computers to get stuff sone on, BUT, all my easy-entry data (and Lovely Daughter’s tax data) were on this computer.
Soooo… don’t try this at home, kiddies, unless it’s an emergency.
- Took all normal ESD precautions
- Removed fan
- Partially disassembled fan
- Applied miniscule amount of synthetic oil to bearing area
- Reassembled and reinstalled.
Good to go… until new fan(s) are delivered.
But, unless you are pretty competent inside a computer case, AND unless it’s a DIRE emergency, just buy a new fan, ‘K?