Thursday, March 12, 2020

HP Elitebook 8460p CPU Fan Replacement

Even my computers break down. And, it happened at the last Free Software Saturday. I booted up my laptop and there was an error that the system fan was not working properly. I opened it up real quick. And, there it was. A dead fan. Wouldn't turn on when the computer started. Luckily that was the only problem. It's an easy fix. All I had to do was wait for the fan to come in.

You can order the fan here.

That's what I love about pro class laptops. They're a dream to work on. Of course, my model is getting older. But, it does what I need it to. I just pop off the bottom panel and I have easy access to the fan and heat sink. Since I have to take out the old fan, I decided to clean the heat sink and apply some new thermal paste. Quick fix and cleaning. Took under an hour.

Booted up the machine. The fan spins. And, everything is running smooth and cool again.

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