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Old 05-30-2012, 05:29 AM
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Any suggestions for a lubricant for laptop fans- 3 in 1 oil any good?
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As far as I am concerned, lubricants of any kind are not allowed on computer fans at all. Oil, if it helps at all, is only a temporary expedient, and it certainly will attract dust and gum up the fan even worse in the long run. If the fan is not working properly, it must be replaced, preferably with a dual ball bearing unit.
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as far as i am concerned, lubricants of any kind are not allowed on computer fans at all. Oil, if it helps at all, is only a temporary expedient, and it certainly will attract dust and gum up the fan even worse in the long run. If the fan is not working properly, it must be replaced, preferably with a dual ball bearing unit.
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I would have to agree with Crashtech. Well said.
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Fans should have their bearings packed with grease. Everyone in the auto industry knows this!

Personally, I use TW25B for firearms and computers

http://www.amazon.com/TW25B-Grease-0.../dp/B000UTOVX8

to save money buy this:
http://www.amazon.com/TW25B-grease-t...ef=pd_sim_sg_2

You will need some plastic tip applicator syringes, so buy the first one the first time.

Another option is to buy grease for automobiles and use it on the computers... They should have just put Zerk fittings on, so you could plugin a grease gun
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Thanks guys for that
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