Where can I get a replacement for the fans?
As the title, im looking for a replacement for my broken fan.
I ran into this same problem with my P35x V6. Less than two years old and the fan was dying. Gigabyte would not send me a replacement fan nor could I find one anywhere. I did find a solution though!
I have two solutions, one permanent, the other temporary.
I ordered a fan with part number RP35X6 PLB07010S05M (the one with 4 pins not 2). I managed to purchase it for $15. It is the same as my GPU fan. All you have to do is cut off a small plastic tab and take the old top removable cover from your cpu fan and tape it on flipped 180 degrees (unpainted side up, it will fit fan profile) with some high temp tape like Super 33+ or Kapton.
It works perfectly now and didn't require any soldering or advanced skills. Here are the explicit steps to follow:
1) Unplug (carefully!) and remove old fan.
2) Place new fan to see the small plastic tab that needs to be cut and/or filed.
3) Cut and/or file down tab.
4) Remove the top cover of old fan.
5) Tape old cover onto the new fan. Make sure the unpainted side is up, it will fit fan the profile.
6) Install new fan. It will be a little tight but fits perfect. I did not need the old bracket and I did not need to screw it down. If you find yours is not tight enough you can use the Super 33+ tape folded over as spacers either on the side or the top (where it make contact with the bottom panel of the laptop).
This needed to be done about once per month but it removed the fan noise between applications.
I purchased Zoom sewing machine oil from amazon.com and an 18-22 gauge syringe from my local pharmacy.
Take the top cover off the fan and pull straight up a little on the fan. You will notice there is some give that allows it to move up and down. If you flip it over and look at the back side (where the wires enter the stator) and continue to pull you will notice a small gap between the rotor and stator.
Fill the syringe with about 1ml of sewing machine oil. Pull the fan rotor with enough force to reopen the gap described and insert the syringe just enough to begin putting drops between the rotor and stator. After applying a few drops rotate the fan rotor and pull up and down to work the oil in. I noticed after a time of doing this the fan started to move up and down more freely and spin without that terrible grinding noise. Tape the cover back on with high-temperature tape (described above) and reinstall. Before doing this I recommend using canned air or the like to blow out and dust that may have found itself in there.
If there is still some noise try adding some more sewing oil. I had minimal oil bleed on the heatsink fins after months of use, easy enough to wipe away.
I am trying to find a solution to this problem as well. Do you still have access to the fan? I just had a few questions regarding the possibility of repairing it.
Are you able to remove the fan and the motor from the casing? If so, can you send me a picture of it? I was thinking about replacing the fan with its original casing.
8mm in height 7cm wide and 7cm long. the 'blades' of the fan are about 2.8cm long. the reason why i think it failed is because it started making some 'cruchy' nose when spinning at low speeds, then after 3 months is started making the whole laptop tremble when spinning at high speeds, (dont mind the cable, it got ripped when trying to remove the pin connector since it was glued in by gigabyte)
If you can take some measurements of the fan, perhaps it would be possible for you to buy a replacement fan meant for another machine that has similar dimensions to yours and swap it in that way.
Usually the motor is permanently attached to the frame of the fan but you should be able to pull the blade assembly off. Perhaps what you can do, is find another fan with a similar blade size, that also has a metal plate backing, and perhaps cut the excess off the new one, cut the motor coil bit off the old metal plate, and somehow install the new metal plate onto the old one.
I face the same issue with the same laptop. I contacted the support. They quoted $45 for each fan. But here is the catch. They require to send the laptop to their repair center to change the fans and want $90 more for the labor. This is ridiculous. I am not sure why they are making themselves the enemy of the their customers.
I was able to replace both fans for under £15. If you want to wait for a shipment from China then the cost can be as low as £0.75 per fan. the method I used will require some soldering skills as some rewiring is needed. This is not the standard fan, but I managed to get it working rather well. Message me if you need a full guide
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