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bitt3n
01-27-2012, 04:22 PM
It's about 4 months old. I am wondering if this is something I can repair/replace, or if I have RMA it.

dstrakele
01-27-2012, 04:27 PM
Could be a bad bearing in the fan. How comfortable are you disassembling/assembling laptops? Ever done it before?

bitt3n
01-27-2012, 04:34 PM
Could be a bad bearing in the fan. How comfortable are you disassembling/assembling laptops? Ever done it before?

yes that should be no problem assuming I can figure out what part to order. the fan in question appears to be located at the far right rear of the unit, although I have not yet opened it to investigate.

dstrakele
01-27-2012, 04:51 PM
You may also find that something is contacting the fan, creating the noise. See http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/616055-how-disassemble-g74sx-reduce-speaker-vibrations-photos.html

You can probably get the part number from contacting ASUS. What you have to decide is - do I want to void the ASUS warranty by attempting this repair?

bitt3n
01-27-2012, 06:36 PM
You may also find that something is contacting the fan, creating the noise. See http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/616055-how-disassemble-g74sx-reduce-speaker-vibrations-photos.html

You can probably get the part number from contacting ASUS. What you have to decide is - do I want to void the ASUS warranty by attempting this repair?

I found a video for disassembly to add ram and 2nd hard drive, and I have the unit disassembled this far, but it looks like further disassembly will be a bit more complicated. Is there a good video on full disassembly? Ideally I want not to break something AND void warranty AND not fix fan.

dstrakele
01-27-2012, 06:49 PM
Did you see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdQi2GMQRu8?

bitt3n
01-27-2012, 10:39 PM
Did you see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdQi2GMQRu8?

yeah, that's OK but the angle is terrible, mostly you see the side of the case and his arm. FWIW this is what my fan sounds like

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUntoP31UdY

any ideas whether this the bearings or something rubbing? The latter seems unlikely because I haven't moved the machine in weeks.