Laptop fan problem

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    Ok, so it's been about a week that my laptop started making rattling noise. First, I thought that it might be the dust and got it cleaned, but turns out, the fan was damaged.I tried cleaning and lubricating it, but it didn't work. Also, the fan is hypro-bearing type, so maybe there's a different lubricating technique??? (Google search on this matter (lubricating such fans) yielded no results ). I tried to replace it, but couldn't find it locally (read: within the country). So, I am thinking about just shutting down the fan itself and just using the notebook cooler I have, which is pretty decent. My processor is Intel i3, so I doubt the heat production will be too much. I just want some advice on what precautions I'd need to take and whether this would be a plausible/sensible thing to do.
     
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    Welcome to the laptop forums site

    I would try your best to obtain the correct fan,you could damage the laptop “for good”.

    If you do experiment with a different fan you will know very fast it should turn it self off
    this should be a warning to you that if you carry on damage "will" occur.
     
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    Actually, I was thinking of removing the fan for good and relying solely on the external notebook cooler that I have.
     
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    You may find that your laptop may not start if it does not detect a fan.

    Laptops are very dependant on keeping cool
     
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    Thank you very much for the help. I ended up buying a cheap chinese fan, which works well enough (for now); but I'll be using my external cooler everytime the laptop's on, so shouldn't be much of a problem.
     
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    Pleased you found one
     
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