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January 30, 2010 12:23:08 AM

I have a 3 year old Dell laptop with me, the fan bearing for the heatsink needs lube badly. Unfortunately, the fan itself doesn't seem to have a rubber cap, just a round piece of metal that looks impossible to remove. Anyone have any ideas? I wonder if it's designed to pour lubricant directly into it but that sounds unlikely. I've included an image.



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January 30, 2010 3:25:49 AM

take the fan out and flood it wherever you can with RP7 or WD40 or something to use in cars then spin the fan a bit and move the blades up and down then empty the excess and make sure nothing else drips out before re-installing it

also you may want to look on ebay for a replacement if this does not work..
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January 30, 2010 2:53:18 PM

Light machine oil, WD40 will evaporate.

Looks more like a cap, try using pliers to remove it for access for spindle.
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January 30, 2010 10:31:10 PM

If you really must... there could be fallout with the lubes suggested. Why not just get a new one. We used to rebuild them, but they aren't really that pricey now.
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February 11, 2010 4:51:59 PM

Best answer selected by Gixxer420.
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February 11, 2010 4:53:40 PM

420!!...hehe
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