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BROKEN FAN


liloldlady

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can a broken/innaficient fan in a laptop slow it down to a crawl?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Not an easy one to do for a beginner but a good strip and clean (make sure comp shop does not just blow out the vents) will make a massive difference.

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another guide here

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onthelimit1

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You won't be able to buy a new laptop with XP, but try to avoid Windows 8 if you can. Windows 7 is not that much different to XP and most people have no problem adapting.

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liloldlady

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Once again thanks everyone, I will have a go myself, but before I spend £7 on a can f compressed air, why cant I use my vacuum cleaner?......

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spuds

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"why cant I use my vacuum cleaner?....."

There is nothing stopping you, providing you use care. If the suction is powerful, then it might dislodged things, that you do not want to dislodge, which could then cause further problems!.

I note that you have just started another post on the vacuum cleaning subject!.

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spiderlegz

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Try online or a shop such as Wilkinson for compressed air cans, as the are only about £3.50. Always hold the can upright when spraying to avoid blasting liquid straight into your laptop.

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woodchip

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compressed air cans, only blows the muck further into the laptop, not out of it

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