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Old October 19th 19, 08:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Saga[_3_]
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Default FAN DIED

Fujitsu A6120 Win XP Pro

FAN Died. CPU heated up and shut down the PC.
Ordered a new fan. $10 - Amazon.
Watched video of similar laptop to disassemble.
Typing on it now to see if all is working.
Marked on the case where the smaller screws went.

Vacuumed out a pile of dirt from all over inside. Fan area extremely
clogged up and air flow impossible. Many years of use.
I really like this laptop.

Took part.
CONS: hate those damn ribbon cables with no connector.
One for keyboard and one for display.
Hate those tiny coax connectors.
Searching for screw under covers necessary to get apart.
BIG DESIGN FLAW ! - the whole laptop need to be disassemble to get to
the fan. If they had only thought a little, the structure cold have
been such that only taking the keyboard out would allow full access to
the fan. Biggest failure item is a fan ! Lowest reliability !
Designers should plan for it.

Fan has metal plate on it top that is there for who knows what. I had
to pop it off and lay on top of the new fan. Will fasten plate in place
using aluminum duct tape and tape to the internal structure.

Fan connector different color code but key matched up. Plugged it it.

After all back together, I started laptop and it immediately gave me a
fan error. Keyboard not on all the way so I peeking and saw the fan
connector had a pushed socket pin. Inserting the connector cause the
power ire to back out of the connector. My big finders and a tiny screw
driver allowed me to put the socket back into the connector without
removing the connector. Fan error went away and fan ran.



PROS: lots of screws but not too difficult to take apart.

New fan is very noisy at slow speed and quieter at high speed.
Who would have guessed?

Running for a while and fan is changing speed as necessary. So it is
all working and laptop is getting enough air to not shut down.

So can use and back up using Macrium Reflect Free.


So if the fan noise get bothersome, I can get another fan and do
another replacement. Any suggestion on finding a quiet fan ?


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Old October 20th 19, 03:37 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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Default FAN DIED

In message , Saga
writes:
Fujitsu A6120 Win XP Pro

FAN Died. CPU heated up and shut down the PC.


Good that no damage caused.
[]
clogged up and air flow impossible. Many years of use.
I really like this laptop.


I share the feeling.

Took part.
CONS: hate those damn ribbon cables with no connector.


With the tiny plastic retainer clip that you expect to break as soon as
you touch it.

One for keyboard and one for display.
Hate those tiny coax connectors.
Searching for screw under covers necessary to get apart.
BIG DESIGN FLAW ! - the whole laptop need to be disassemble to get to
the fan. If they had only thought a little, the structure cold have
been such that only taking the keyboard out would allow full access to
the fan. Biggest failure item is a fan ! Lowest reliability !
Designers should plan for it.

Agreed, though see below.

Fan has metal plate on it top that is there for who knows what. I had


Heat conduction?

to pop it off and lay on top of the new fan. Will fasten plate in
place using aluminum duct tape and tape to the internal structure.

Fan connector different color code but key matched up. Plugged it it.

After all back together, I started laptop and it immediately gave me a
fan error. Keyboard not on all the way so I peeking and saw the fan
connector had a pushed socket pin. Inserting the connector cause the
power ire to back out of the connector. My big finders and a tiny
screw driver allowed me to put the socket back into the connector
without removing the connector. Fan error went away and fan ran.

Glad you got it sorted.


PROS: lots of screws but not too difficult to take apart.

New fan is very noisy at slow speed and quieter at high speed.
Who would have guessed?

Running for a while and fan is changing speed as necessary. So it is
all working and laptop is getting enough air to not shut down.

So can use and back up using Macrium Reflect Free.

Good!

So if the fan noise get bothersome, I can get another fan and do
another replacement. Any suggestion on finding a quiet fan ?

As well as my internal one - which seems to work OK on this machine - I
use an external one. (I'm a bit paranoid, having had a machine die due
to overheating.) Not one of the trays with fans in that blow up from
underneath: they're either in the wrong place, or for the ones with
several in, mostly blow where it doesn't get hot. (A lot of them also
have no guard on the bottom, so you can't rest on anything but a hard
flat surface or the blades foul.) No, I have one that _sucks_ out the
side. They come with four different size rubber "lips", to make a seal
between the sucker and the vent. (On this machine the hot vent is on the
left side.) Lots of different models - I have one called "tecbean", that
has a readout of the temperature of the air going through it (currently
showing 38). So far, I'm happy with it.

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Old October 20th 19, 04:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default FAN DIED

Saga wrote:
Fujitsu A6120 Win XP Pro

FAN Died. CPU heated up and shut down the PC.
Ordered a new fan. $10 - Amazon.
Watched video of similar laptop to disassemble.
Typing on it now to see if all is working.
Marked on the case where the smaller screws went.

Vacuumed out a pile of dirt from all over inside. Fan area extremely
clogged up and air flow impossible. Many years of use.
I really like this laptop.

Took part.
CONS: hate those damn ribbon cables with no connector.
One for keyboard and one for display.
Hate those tiny coax connectors.
Searching for screw under covers necessary to get apart.
BIG DESIGN FLAW ! - the whole laptop need to be disassemble to get to
the fan. If they had only thought a little, the structure cold have
been such that only taking the keyboard out would allow full access to
the fan. Biggest failure item is a fan ! Lowest reliability !
Designers should plan for it.

Fan has metal plate on it top that is there for who knows what. I had
to pop it off and lay on top of the new fan. Will fasten plate in place
using aluminum duct tape and tape to the internal structure.

Fan connector different color code but key matched up. Plugged it it.

After all back together, I started laptop and it immediately gave me a
fan error. Keyboard not on all the way so I peeking and saw the fan
connector had a pushed socket pin. Inserting the connector cause the
power ire to back out of the connector. My big finders and a tiny screw
driver allowed me to put the socket back into the connector without
removing the connector. Fan error went away and fan ran.



PROS: lots of screws but not too difficult to take apart.

New fan is very noisy at slow speed and quieter at high speed.
Who would have guessed?

Running for a while and fan is changing speed as necessary. So it is
all working and laptop is getting enough air to not shut down.

So can use and back up using Macrium Reflect Free.


So if the fan noise get bothersome, I can get another fan and do
another replacement. Any suggestion on finding a quiet fan ?


If the laptop fans followed some standards, it might be possible
to "shop around" for other ones. But I doubt the average advert
for one of those items, contains enough information to verify
it's going to fit. Consequently, you have to use the part
number to dig up references.

https://www.amazon.in/Cooling-Fujits.../dp/B00GV2L1MC

And I wouldn't expect all the bearing types to be available
in a small fan like that.

Chances are, the fan in question, isn't an exact match for the
original, and is being asked to run at too low an RPM in the
first place. If you use a program like Speedfan, you could try
adjusting the fan curve.

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

http://www.almico.com/instspeedfan452.exe

Paul
 




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