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mochaphobic
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Replacing Vostro 1000 fan? what part and how to do it?

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Over the past couple of months, the fan has been dying on my Vostro 1000 laptop, running intermittently and allowing the computer to overheat in just a few minutes.  The diagnostics tests indicate that the fun is not running at all.  I see that Dell has both a replacement fan and the heatsink available for my laptop on their website.  However, I do not know for sure what I need to order and how I actually go about replacing the fan part.  Do I probably need the fan only?  Or should I order the heatsink and the fan both?  (This computer has been out of its warranty period for well over a year now so that's not a factor.)  

So I am really asking two questions...  first, what part(s) do I need to order?  and second, how do I actually get to the area where the fan is housed so I can replace it? I have tried searching the internet but couldn't find anything that specifically showed / explained how to do it for my computer.  Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!

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ejn63
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Re: Replacing Vostro 1000 fan? what part and how to do it?

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The heatsink doesn't need to be replaced but probably needs  a good cleaning.  Remove it, remove the thermal material underneath, clean thoroughly and replace the thermal interface with new material.

The fan is this one:

http://www.battery-adapter.com/product_info.php/products_id/3837

The service manual is here

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos1000/en/sm_en/cpucool.htm#wp1000001

 

mochaphobic
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Re: Replacing Vostro 1000 fan? what part and how to do it?

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Thanks so much! 

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