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My laptops fan is hitting the bottom of my laptop.

I have a dell inspiron 15 5510 and my fan is hitting the bottom of my laptop. It makes a super loud clicking noise and I have no idea how to fix it. I know it is hitting the bottom because when I flip over the laptop it stops hitting it and making the noise and when I press down on the area next to the fan the sound gets louder. Is there any way I can fix this myself? Has anyone else ever dealt with an issue like this? I have thorougly cleaned the fan.

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23 minutes ago, dean_5234 said:

I have a dell inspiron 15 5510 and my fan is hitting the bottom of my laptop. It makes a super loud clicking noise and I have no idea how to fix it. I know it is hitting the bottom because when I flip over the laptop it stops hitting it and making the noise and when I press down on the area next to the fan the sound gets louder. Is there any way I can fix this myself? Has anyone else ever dealt with an issue like this? I have thorougly cleaned the fan.

open up the laptop and screw in the fan tighter, or try to push the hub back into its mount on the motor

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27 minutes ago, dean_5234 said:

I have a dell inspiron 15 5510 and my fan is hitting the bottom of my laptop. It makes a super loud clicking noise and I have no idea how to fix it. I know it is hitting the bottom because when I flip over the laptop it stops hitting it and making the noise and when I press down on the area next to the fan the sound gets louder. Is there any way I can fix this myself? Has anyone else ever dealt with an issue like this? I have thorougly cleaned the fan.

Is it possible you're hearing a dying fan instead? The bearing inside may be getting worn out, and you may need a replacement.

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A friend of mone had this too on his old Toshiba. One fan replacement later the issue was gone

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2 hours ago, DreamCat04 said:

A friend of mone had this too on his old Toshiba. One fan replacement later the issue was gone

Yeah I might just try to find a fan. Theyre not online but similar ones are that I could macgyver.

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I usually try to mcguyver the grille/shroud and bend it away from the spinning blades.  Do this WITHOUT touching the fan or its spindle.

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