HP dv9000 fan motor makes noise, after 10 min. of operation.
The fan makes noise, around 10 minutes after startup. It's very loud, but does not seem to effect the operation of the computer in anyway. I believe it's the fan because when I place the running computer upside down, the noise is louder, and it comes from vent holes below the visible spinning fan. Can this be replaced or repaired by me? Or should this be turned over to a computer repair company? I have seen a copy HP's repair manual for this series computer, and if I understand it correctly, the tare down is quite long to get to the fan. It's one of the first items installed. Everything in the laptop is built around it, and so, one of the last components to be removed. Is it even worth it to be repaired? The computer is about five years old.
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