What laptop fan do I need, and where I can I get it for a good price in the UK? Answered
I think this is actually my first post here, although I've been following Instructables for a long time.
Anyway, I thought someone here might be able to help me find the right parts.
I have an Acer Aspire 7520 laptop. I think the fan might be going south--it makes a horrible noise when it first starts up, then after a while it calms down but it seems to turn on and off more frequently than it should. According to the computer itself (monitored with lm-sensors on Fedora) the temperatures of the various parts are within the normal range, so my guess is that the fan itself is malfunctioning.
I'm a total novice but I think, based on previous experience, that I can take a shot at replacing the fan myself if I can figure out what part to buy and where to get it. My google-fu seems to be failing me, though, and the only place I see to buy it is some random company called shop1mall, which I don't really trust, or various places in the US. Acer customer service is useless--they will only book it in for a repair, not tell me the part number.
Where can an ignorant person such as myself find a suitable replacement part? I'm fairly new to the UK so I don't know all the places to look here, but so far Misco, Maplin, and PC World don't seem to carry a suitable part, or at least, I don't know how to tell whether the fans they sell will work with this laptop.
Geez, sorry for the rambling message. Any help is appreciated, though.