Do you have a Compaq CQ series laptop? Have question about built-in fan...

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by IronMaiden, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. IronMaiden

    IronMaiden MDL Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    My laptop is a Compaq CQ60 which I've had since early 2009. Since Day 1, the fan has always made a characteristic high-pitched whine (which of course increases under system load).

    I'm just wondering - is that whine typical for all the CQ laptops or is it just me? Lately it's just bothering me more and more, and I'm even thinking about taking the laptop completely apart to 1. clean and 2. lubricate the fan.

    But disassembling the laptop is a huge and tedious job, I did it once before to fix the card reader's write protection sensor and would rather not do it again unless I know it'll be worth it, lol...

    Opinions? Would appreciate 'em. :biggrin: