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Ok, so I've had my P7811FX for almost 3 years now and I think either the GPU or CPU ran have given out on me. They are hardly moving any air. I am having to keep the laptop in power saver mode to keep the TDP down so it wont shut off all the time.

I am going to try the normal troubleshooting methods. But in case those fail, are there any replacement fans available?

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Originally Posted by glycerin256 View Post
Ok, so I've had my P7811FX for almost 3 years now and I think either the GPU or CPU ran have given out on me. They are hardly moving any air. I am having to keep the laptop in power saver mode to keep the TDP down so it wont shut off all the time.

I am going to try the normal troubleshooting methods. But in case those fail, are there any replacement fans available?

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most likely u just need to clean the radiators, if it wasnt done before im pretty sure they r blocked with dust.
Edited by ekg84 - 7/19/11 at 10:50pm
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post #2093 of 2331
i just blew it out about a week ago. I will be disassembling it soon to double check the fins.
 
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post #2094 of 2331
Surely fans, or any other components, would be available on eBay. Good luck!
    
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post #2095 of 2331
just wanted to bump this and let you guys know i have a dead 6860 (well it works but it was just baked for the 3rd time) that i will part out. hard drives and ram are already gone but i have an upgraded 1080 screen and random stuff like fans and keyboard if anyone needs any parts.
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post #2096 of 2331
thx for the heads up. dibs on the fans. i am disassembling my 7811 right now.
 
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post #2097 of 2331
Speaking of fans I need to bring my 6860 into work and blow out the dust.
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post #2098 of 2331
yup, fan was blocked by another giant furball. It must have knocked loose with the compressed air when i was cleaning it up.

Thanks for the PDF disassembly guide, it helped me put it back together. Hopefully I put the right screw sizes in the right place. I guess we will find out!

It's a great laptop. I am glad I bought it, because it still has enough horsepower to do all the basic stuff, even 3 years later.
 
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I had plastic bags for every component I disassembled so I knew the right screws were going in the right places. My 6860 is headed to semi retirement. Got lucky and bought an open box ASUS G73SW-XN2 on newegg this morning before someone else bought it.
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Hey cyanmcleod, I'm interested in your 1080p display. How much would you be selling it for? Also, I have a X9100 and I am having major heat issues, to the point of shutting down due to heat. I just put new thermal paste on the CPU. What else could be the issue? Should I get a T9900 instead?
    
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