Having problems with your Sony VAIO VGN-CS115J/R 14.1-Inch Widescreen Notebook PC ?

Laptop fan noise... How do I get to it?

\015 Where can I find information about how to get to the heatsink fan in my Sony Vaio VGN-CS115J? It is VERY noisy when it runs. I have lots of experience taking electronics apart, but after taking out the back panel screws it is still attached somehow. I can't seem to find any release tabs in this thing either. I just don't want to go poking around in the wrong spot and break something important. It's out of warrenty so please don't say ''send it to Sony.''\015

Answers :

Nathanrlopes,\015\012
\015\012I am a Sony certified technician and I would advise you to not continue repair at this point. Although you can purchase a cooling assembly on your own, it's best not to, especially since this unit is likely still in warranty.\015\012
\015\012Sony has extended our normal 12 months manufacturer warranty to an additional 36 months for this issue.\015\012
\015\012You can either send this unit in to us for repair, have one of our technicians come to you free of charge (assuming you live in the US) or take it to one of our many Sony Style retail stores.\015\012
\015\012http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=299&mdl=VGNCS115JR
I just bought a used vgn-cs115j with the exact same problem. i opened it up when i got home and i found out that the cpu fan was grinding on the plastic case surrounding it. it was pretty easy to open up the laptop as well as taking out the cpu heat sink with the fan attached. here is a link for youtube which shows you exactly which and how many screws you need to open in order to remove the back cover.
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\015\012http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LelEfSg_JiU
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\015\012i purchased a used heat sink with a fan attached on it from ebay. here is the link of the seller who i bought mine from. they are in san diego and they sent me my cooler the same day they got the payment and i got it two days later. they are selling them at $29.99 and have more than 10 available at all time. you also have the option to make an offer for the item and thats exactly what i did. i offered $20 plus $9.99 for shipping and my offer was accepted. so i only paid $30 for the whole unit shipped to my house. i replace the heat sink and my laptop is quiet as it can be now. i am very happy with the laptop and also with the seller on ebay. here is the link for the heat sink on ebay.
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\015\012http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260556518351&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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\015\012i hope this is helpful and you get to fix your vaio too.
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\015\012cheers!
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