How To Clean Laptop Fans?

How often should you clean laptop fan?

You should always clean fans, keyboards (turn them upside down and shake gently over a sheet or paper or table to catch what falls out) and even the inside, if you can do so without ruining your computer/laptop or wiping out a warranty.

I do this now about once every 6 months.

Should I clean my laptop fan?

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Does cleaning your laptop fan make it faster?

Remove dust

One of the most overlooked ways to speed up your laptop is to clean it. When dust collects in the fan it obstructs air flow and causes the computer to overheat, the system automatically reduces performance to stay cooler.

How do you clean the fan on a Dell laptop?

Find the fan and unscrew the screws that are holding it in place, clean the fan. Unplug the fan, its usually a 3 or 4 wire connector, you just pull it out, no tabs. Find the CPU heatsink (fan blows over it) (usually copper/silver colour) and wipe off the dust. Put the fan back on, making sure to reconnect it.