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!