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[Announcement] Solution for Noisy Fan!

2018-03-12 23:37:34

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This post was edited by mozartneto at 20:15, Apr-14-2018

In this thread you find a working fan profile for the Air 13.3 fingerprint 2017 version that could be customized for any individual needs.

I turned the small fan off, because it was making a grinding sound, and configured the large fan speeds to my like.
It is working much better now.

I tried to fix the fan noise with the procedure showed in this video:

It worked, and the loud noise stopped. Now, some times (rarely) the small fan goes to full rpm but Notebook Fancontrol shows it like at 0% speed, so it has some kind of malfunction, but without the horrible noise that it produced before.
Just a important note. I understand that it is not correct to disassemble the cpu cooler and reassenble without repasting it, so I cleaned the cpu and gpu original thermal paste and reaplyed a new one before reassembling.

I ordered on Aliexpress new fans for about 19 USD. The original fan in my Air 13.3 is manufactured by FCN, let`s see what fan brand I will receive.
In my country, international orders deliver waiting time is about 2 to 3 months. As soon as I receive the fans I will post here.

2018-04-10 18:46:22
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This post was edited by mozartneto at 07:12, Jul-20-2018

Two weeks ago I received the new fans. They are exactly like the original ones. I replaced the fans, and to be on the safe side, used the procedure described in the video linked in my last post. The new fans worked flawlessly since than.

I dismantled the original fans to try to lubricate then. I don't recommend it, as the amount of force to take the blades off was large enough to cause damage. I only do that because I mounted the new fans and they are working ok.

I bought the new fans from 2 different AliExpress vendors, just to make sure I could obtain a good one. Both received fans where original ones.

After a long journey my 2017 fingerprint air 13.3 is working 100% ok.

Today I will receive a Kingston A1000 nvme 1tb ssd. With this last upgrade the air will become ready to my every day tasks with it.

2018-07-12 17:57:55
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Update on the Kingston A1000 nvme ssd.
It didn't work on the Mi 13.3.
The bios didn't recognize the ssd. I will have to mantain the original Samsung 250gb nvme ssd, and use a sata ssd on the second m.2 interface.
The journey to a "perfect" setup with the air 13.3 continue.
2018-07-13 17:43:09
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