So I finally got off my ass and replaced the right side cooling fan in my laptop. It had been whining and chirping for several months and then just died. I ordered a new "used" one for $30 and it has been sitting for a week inn the box. During replacement I stripped the top out of one of those oddball torque screws, so I pulled it with some needle nose pliers and replaced it with a similar sized screw from a guitar. So far Mr. Laptop is purring nicely and a bit cooler.