Replacement fan is hard to find.. time to mod something
I dropped my laptop (whoops) and my CPU cooling fan lost a blade -- amazingly the only discernable damage I can find.
Still the fan efficiency has dropped and demanding operation brings the CPU to dangerous temperatures.
My fan is from SUNON 60mm x 10mm 5Vdc 1.4Watts..
part GM0506PFV2-A g.(9).B325
(3-pin I believe -- the laptop kind of has the works hidden away and out of site -- BTW anyone know how to safely open an MDG laptop so I can get to the board??)
It seems Sunon no longer makes or carries the part. I have been looking on the web and at electronic stores for a fan that nearly matches the one I had -- so far no luck. Part of the problem is that I don't know what specs I can safely vary here. It's not like I have had to replace a fan before.
One thing I would like to know is can I substitute a 12V fan instead? Many sites decribe an easy wiring mod where fans can receive 5, 7, or 12 Volts depending how they are hooked up to the power suppy. Since I am using a laptop, I don't know if that option will be available on my board.
Now I have found a supplier that matches most of my specs, but the wattage differs. I suppose I want to know if I have any play in this variable. Will I do damage to something if get a fan specifying lower or higher wattage than the one I am taking out?
I want to replace my broken one with one at least as powerful, but if it turns out I can buy a high-end one with better cooling, let me know! I will be in your debt.