Don’t try this at home, kiddies

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.

  1. Took all normal ESD precautions
  2. Removed fan
  3. Partially disassembled fan
  4. Applied miniscule amount of synthetic oil to bearing area
  5. 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?

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