Thinkpad X230: I would like to open it and see if the cpu ventilation is dirty, clean

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Oct. 5, 2022, 1:47 a.m.

I have an x230 that I bought years ago on Ebay. I would like to open it and see if the cpu ventilation is dirty, clean the fans, because sometimes I notice that it blows out hot air when I wouldn't touch it, I think. It's complicated ?

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Oct. 5, 2022, 1:47 a.m.

Shouldn't be a problem, if you take your time, are patient and follow the Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM) closely.

Might also be good to watch a video or two on x230 disassembly, and perhaps any photo guides of the process, so you know what you expect.

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Oct. 5, 2022, 1:47 a.m.

Thinkpads are by far one of the easiest laptops to service 👍🏻

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Oct. 5, 2022, 1:47 a.m.

no

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Oct. 5, 2022, 1:47 a.m.

Hi go to YouTube and put your model number in.ask how to take apart it will show you everything it's easy

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Oct. 5, 2022, 1:47 a.m.

Your make then model

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Oct. 5, 2022, 1:47 a.m.

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Oct. 5, 2022, 1:47 a.m.

You see, you need a pretty high IQ to understand and work on think pads..

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Oct. 5, 2022, 1:47 a.m.

Thanks I have seen that by lifting the keyboard you can already see the fan. This way I will see its status quickly and even remove dirt.




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