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Lenovo ThinkPad R61 Fan

Need to access the fan on a Lenovo ThinkPad R61, I need to clean it out it has something stuck in it.

Every time I start it up the fan starts rattling, and i get a Fan Error message.

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Were you able to fix it? I took out the fan and cleaned it with a toothbrush (didn't disassemble it). If it worked, can you provide some insight into what you did?

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Follow the instructions in the manual. It can be found on the Lenovo website.
Click here
Good Luck - be sure to unplug the unit and remove batteries to prevent an shorts. After disconnecting, it is also good to press the power key to drain all the energy - but this should be in the manual.

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Cleaning lenovo fans are quite easy (coming from t61,x32). you need to remove the actual fan and take it apart. once you remove the cover the fan blades can pop right off. clean the surrounding area, lube it. and reassemble and test.

do not use light oil - this will thin out within weeks of heavy use. I haven't used lithium grease, they say this really works.

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