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

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  1. smith454

    smith454 MDL Novice

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    #1 smith454, May 20, 2015
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    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

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    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?
     
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  3. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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

    :MJ
     
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    smith454 MDL Novice

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    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

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    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

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    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

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