I started having some worrying noises from my Asus G75VX laptop yesterday. A very faint grating noise, it sounded like it came from the CPU fan so I ran a stress test. As the fan sped up, it became evident that it was the CPU fan. On full speeds, the grating sounds was gone, probably because the fan stabilize while spinning fast. Once it slowed down to normal speeds, the sound returned. This laptop have a cleanable dust filter underneath the fan, which gives me limited access to the fan. I opened up there just to check, and the fan feels slightly loose, I can wiggle it a little bit. Not much, but it should obviously not be like that. Thankfully I found an authorized Asus spare parts provider based in Sweden. I ordered a replacement fan for my model and some thermal paste. Sending my laptop in for service was not an option as that would leave me without my beloved Arch system for too long. I've never replaced a fan on a laptop before, and opening this beast seems to be a rather complicated process. Provided I get the fan before next weekend then I'll get it done during next weekend. I will just need to find some online tutorials on how to properly open these Asus laptops.