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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:59 am 
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My X100E (3508 Turion Neo X2 L625) has always run very hot and occasionally shut off.

Now it's out of warranty, it does it all the time!

I phoned Lenovo, who said the fan would need replacing (even though it sounds like it's working?).

Ridiculously they want £212 labour (+parts +VAT) to replace the fan. So it's not worth doing. £212 for a 10 minute job?

Is it easy to do yourself? Fans are on Ebay for £22ish. If not, is there somewhere reasonaly priced in London that can do it?

And is it really likely to be the fan?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:21 am 
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finisterre wrote:
My X100E (3508 Turion Neo X2 L625) has always run very hot and occasionally shut off.

Now it's out of warranty, it does it all the time!

I phoned Lenovo, who said the fan would need replacing (even though it sounds like it's working?).

Ridiculously they want £212 labour (+parts +VAT) to replace the fan. So it's not worth doing. £212 for a 10 minute job?

Is it easy to do yourself? Fans are on Ebay for £22ish. If not, is there somewhere reasonaly priced in London that can do it?

And is it really likely to be the fan?

Thanks.


I personally haven't worked on an X100E but it should be relatively straightforward to do - it can't be as bad taking apart an X61 to replace it's fan! :lol:

The HMM for your series of ThinkPad is accessible via the following link - you might to check it out first to review the process involved but to see if you feel comfortable doing it yourself.

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/63Y0640_06.pdf


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:32 am 
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Also, it may not be necessary to replace the fan.
Refer to the Hardware Maintenance Manual posted above, simply remove the keyboard, and you'll see the fan. The fan and/or vent may be clogged with dust during usage, which can lead to heat problems. You might be able to clean the fan and vent with a small brush or some compressed air without actually taking it off the motherboard. This alone might solve your problem.

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