There is nothing like having the service manual around…

I’ve been having trouble with the fan in my Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop. This is the one that I normally use when training, as it’s one of those workhorses that usually just keeps on ticking,

4 Responses to “There is nothing like having the service manual around…”

  1. pyrzqxgl says:

    I’ve been pleased to see detailed service manuals before, but that bit with the screws sounds really fantastic!

  2. chrishansenhome says:

    I was very pleased with it. Just print out the page and put it on the table next to where you’re disassembling the computer. I suppose that professionals have a box with compartments but this worked fine for me.

  3. anonymous says:

    wow… pretty pretty.. extremely pretty long since the last time i commented!!!

    and, cool, your blog design has changed 🙂

    as u may have read, i’m now using google reader to “check on” your blog.. and still figuring how to optimise its features. anyway, i was stunned and worried when you linked to the picture of disemboweling (I checked and realised it has a very serious definition.. and was surprised you used this word) the lappie. I was about to warn you that dismantling the lappie will cause you to lose the warranty.

    Phew, then I read that you actually did not proceed =D

    oh ya, I saw the millioncount site.. umm wonder what does it do..

  4. chrishansenhome says:

    Yes, I took the laptop apart, replaced the fan, then put it back together. It works fine now, and the fans are noiseless.

    “Disembowel” when used of inanimate objects, isn’t as serious a word as when it’s used for animals or people.

    As for the warranty, it expired many months ago, if not years. So no warranty to invalidate.