Re (2): Seeking advice and documentation on non-standard software RAID1 setup
> Also recently my own
> laptop wouldn't start because of fan troubles (I had to "assist" with
> the vacuum cleaner ...
Advisable to replace the fan before other components have heat
damage. Repair is an option too. If the fan has ball bearings,
they can be replaced. Bearing vendors can be found on the Web
and on eBay. If the fan has bushings, they can be reconditioned.
Take them out. Poach them in non-detergent oil for at least 12
hours to release the wear particles. Reassemble. Certainly worth
Regards, ... Peter E.
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