Dell Inspiron 6000 Fan Issue?
by blair.harrington - 3/8/08 12:51 PM
Hello everyone. I purchased my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop in December of 2005. I have had no problems with the laptop in all this time. Two weeks ago I started to hear an usual sound as I was surfing the net on the laptop. It appeared to be coming from the back left hand corner of the computer. I flipped the computer upside slightly and noticed a lot of air coming out of the computer. I assumed the fan was the issue. I had no idea what to do, so I shut the computer down, and the noise stopped a minute after shutdown. I had the same problem a few days later. And then last night, once again, the loud sound. This time I didn't shut the computer down, and the sound went away after 5 minutes.
Should I attempt to purchase and install a new fan? Is this a simple procedure? Is there any test I could run on my laptop to make sure this is the issue, or something else?
Thanks in advance.