Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 Notebook ?

My computer fan is making noise and needs to be replaced

\015 I have a Toshiba A85-S107 and need to purchase and replace the existing fan unit. I turned the computer over and there appears not to be a specific cover for only the fan. How do I go about replacing the fan.\015\012\015\012In anticipation of a response, I thank you.\015\012\015\012Dan\015\012\015\012\015

Answers :

Hi, normally the fan is stuck away next to the heatsink attached to the video card. You will probably have to dismantle the complete outside to get in there.
1. Find the service manual for your laptop. Example (might be suitable, but not exactly the same model):
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaA75/satA75_1.htm
2. Get a correct size screwdriver (probably small star) & good light.
3. Get a digital camera
4. Get a box to put the screws in. Ideally e.g. a fishing tackle box with lots of compartments.
5. Earth yoursef and the laptop (if you don't know what that means don't go to point 6.)
6. Follow the dismantling instructions in the service manual. That might mean removing all of the covers and the LCD screen. Take lots of photo's to see what it looks like just before you do each step.
7. Get to the fan, clean out all of the dog/cat hair and fluff etc. If you have compressed air in a can blow out the fan. It might be ok then. Don't bring a vacuum cleaner near the laptop (unless it's ESD safe).

Reverse all of the steps. And be patient. Or get a techie to do it for you.

Follow this through, it may be over kill but at least it has pictures for you so you know what to expect getting into the fan
\015\012http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-A85/replace-laptop-memory-2.htm
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