Recently, my laptop fan noise increased. SOmeone told me its because of dust and i should clean it using a blower or a vacuum cleaner. I am not sure about it. Should i just take it to repair center or clean it myself..?
asked Jul 16 '12 at 05:12
Is the fan noise louder than before because it is running faster or is it louder as low speeds.
If it’s louder because its running faster, It could be dust, it could be some new software or malware that is placing a high demand on the CPU which in turn requires more cooling. I would check task manager to see what processes you have running.
Are you using it on a firm flat surface with the vents clear and not on your knees with the vents blocked. The best place to use a laptop is on a desk that is regularly cleaned. This cuts down on the amount of dust that gets sucked into the machine.
Either way, you would be safe to use a blower or vacuum to clear dust from around the vents. This might cure the noise problem however this is ineffective at removing dust from inside the laptop which can build up like thick grey fur covering the heat sink and other components.
The only way to completely remove this is to open the laptop but I wouldn’t recommend this unless you know what you are doing
answered Jul 16 '12 at 11:06
I had this issue several years ago. I have a Dell Inspirion laptop, which are notorious for overheating (wish I had know before I bought the stupid thing).
I researched the issue and learned how to open up the laptop to take out the cooling component and clean out the dust. There was a lot of dust that collects around the heat sink and blocks the air flow (which probably is what happened to your laptop).
It may seem intimating to open up a laptop, especially for the first time. A few things tips I'd suggest before opening up your laptop.
answered Jul 16 '12 at 23:37
use system cleaner to cleanup your PC
answered Jul 20 '12 at 08:33