Noisy Laptop... Please Help

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I purchased a refurbished T30 off of an auction site, and I've noticed
lately that it has been very noisy.  It started about 6 months about I
bought it.  I am trying to figure out if it is in fact a fan that is
acting up or if it is the hard drive.  Any suggestions on what I can do
to determine which piece of hardware is annoying me?  Just a side note,
I have the indexing service disabled and it will make the noise while
there is no activity on the system.

One last thing, if it is in fact a fan, how hard would it be to change
it out?  I have downloaded the hardware maintenance manual for my
machine in the event I need to open it up.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Noisy Laptop... Please Help

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Before you do anything else, power it off and blow air backwards thru
the cooling vents.  You'll probably get a cloud of dust and solve the
problem.  Those little vents and tiny heat exchangers get blocked very
easily. Use an airgun or canned air to get a good blast of air in
there to blow all the cat hairs and such out of it.

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