I’d like some advice about what happened to one of my computers. The cooling fan of my 5 year old Asus notebook has suddenly started making an awful noise. I took the machine in for service at the local Asus representative. I was shocked to learn from one of their engineers that there was nothing they could do as the spare part is no longer produced in Taiwan. Now, it is understood that 5 years is a long time for computers, but does that mean I have throw away a machine in very good conditions (except for the fan of course)? Furthermore can Asus legally get away with it by saying sorry no more spare parts? Is there a time limit legally for replacing hardware or does it vary with each brand? One more question: any suggestions how to fix the fan other than replace it with a new item? Thanks in advance for any reply, my enthusiasm for notebooks has suddenly died, and desktop computers certainly would not have such a problem.