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I am officially a Geek!
My laptop was heating up and shutting off when I was playing a game.  I looked up the problem online using my other
computer and found that I had a bad video card fan.
Called the guy I usually use to fix my computers and he wanted $100 to "try" to fix it and if he couldn't, he would take it
to another place that "most likely" could.  Sounds fishy to me.  So I did the next best thing.  I went to Ebay and bought
replacement fans for both the processor and video card.  Then, I went to the Dell website and downloaded a manual.
With fans in front of me and screwdrivers in hand I attacked my laptop.
It was a process.  I had to remove the display assembly, keyboard and palmrest panels.  Sure enough, the fans were all
mucked up with dirt.  I replaced them both and reversed everything I had done until I had one whole laptop again.
Now the real test.  Does it work????   Yes!!!  Success and very quite fans too!  I am very proud of myself and have extra money to boot.  Now maybe I can attack the Amazon Wish Lists further.  I already put a dent in them so now the dent gets deeper!  Yeah me!

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