Can I replace a laptop fan based on Voltage, Current and Power ratings?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by smith454, May 20, 2015.

  1. smith454

    smith454 MDL Novice

    May 29, 2013
    #1 smith454, May 20, 2015
    Last edited: May 20, 2015
    Hi Everyone, my fan recently got damaged, now I'm trying to get a replacement fan from foreign online stores using the part number for the fan(found the part number in the service manual of the laptop) but due to country restrictions, I can't ship the fan to my country. Now I want to buy the fan from local stores but the only problem I have is knowing the right one to buy. The damaged one currently in the laptop has the following ratings : 5V, 0.40A, 2W.
    Now my question is, can I just get a fan with these exact same ratings as replacement for the laptop?
  2. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

    Mar 7, 2012
    All laptop fans are usually designed and built specific for your device. It's not a good idea to bodger something into your Laptop.

    Figure out a way to get the correct replacement. What country are you in and what is the part number?
  3. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

    Jul 26, 2012
    @Smith454: See if you can get the service manual for your laptop. The vendor and part number should be in there.

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  4. smith454

    smith454 MDL Novice

    May 29, 2013
    I'm in Nigeria and all the sites where I can get the fan using the part number don't ship directly to Nigeria. Anyway, the part number is 665308-001.
  5. smith454

    smith454 MDL Novice

    May 29, 2013
    I have the part number but cannot order the item to my country which is why I'm asking if I can buy from the local stores using only voltage,current and power ratings.
  6. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    I wouldnt see why not as long as it fits in the system. You want to watch not to go with a fan that wants more current than the current of course, the biggest thing is that. A fan wanting to pull more than is being delivered will burn something eventually.
  7. The_Guardian

    The_Guardian Contributor

    May 7, 2012
    Keep in mind that in laptops the heat sink is usually made part of the fan assembly.