finally after so long, found a fan on ebay, they have more..... had it installed by a wonderful tech at CB computers in orange county. NO hassles, he replaced it, made sure it worked , checked temps and thats all it took to save my laptop.
Oh gosh! Same problem here! Any way you can send me the link to the ebay listing, or the user, anything. I've been searching for months. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I would appreciate it so much!