After traveling the computer in my bag for a full week (1 month oldintel 12th gen) I had an anoying “tic” fan noise even at low fan speed.
All the time tic tic tic at a low volume but , very anoying after 1hour !
I tried to pull UP the plastic top protection of the fan as pictured. And it worked better rightaway.
The thing is to not touch the fan itself otherwise you can break the axis of the fan.
I think during transportation in my bag the chasis moves a little and as everything is very tight there , a 1/4 of a milimeter movement around here that causes the fan to touch the protection.
A good demonstration of reparability, I would have sent back the computer otherwise. Hoping other geeks arround will not break theire fan trying to repair it… even thought the reparability will avoid one user over two to sent it back. So its a good deal for the end user , since I would have wait 9 more month to send it back with a terrible noise; and for framework since there is not ticket no support hours and no shipping a new part.
Will keep you posted if there is an evolution.
If you have the same issue drop a line below.