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Alienware 15 R3 Loose CPU Fan.

Need advice regarding my CPU fan on my alienware 15 R3. The fan appears to be loose and is make very disconcerting noises(Sounds like the blades are grinding against the innards of the laptop at LOW rpm) At fater RPMs the problems seemingly dissipates. Im considering sending it in while under warranty to have it repaired. But I wonder what the cause is. Anyone have any ideas? 

For the record it is an Alienware 15 R3. Purchased around august of 2016. 

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Re: Alienware 15 R3 Loose CPU Fan.


We can check on the available repair options for your system, just send me your Service Tag in a PM and I will get back to you. Its hard to determine what caused the issue, perhaps it was not installed properly and it became loose over time. 

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Re: Alienware 15 R3 Loose CPU Fan.

Be sure it's completely clean.
If so, sounds like maybe a bent fan-blade or bad bearing.  

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