I have a Packard Bell Easynote MH35 notebook. It's about 4.5 years old and I think the fan needs replacing. When running, it makes scary ticking/scratching noises like the blades aren't properly balanced - despite it being cleaned regularly, carefully and thoroughly.
I did an online search and I was astounded to find that the compatible Packard Bell fans cost about 70 euros. I thought it would be something like 10-20 euros...
Am I going to need to spend 70 euros on this? Or is there a way to find other compatible fans that are less expensive? (Can I get the specs of my fan by using some kind of command in bash?)
Please note I've been using Linux/Kubuntu for only 1.5 months..