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Targus notebook cooling chill mat. One fan has stopped running after less than 2 months. Can you help

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  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    after about 3 days from my purchase, one of the blades of the left fan broke off. about 3 weeks later the right fan made a rumble noise. then after about a week, the right fan stopped working and the left fan is running weaker than normal.

  • sharbear36 Nov 28, 2008

    Mine made it about 3 months too, I was looking here for a solution but apparently there isn't one. I guess no more buying Targus if they can't make a fan right

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    had to wiggle wire to start fan now it won`t work they are an expensive piece of junk

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    electric shock using lap chill mat targus

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I have the same problem, and I looked inside to see the cause- the interior part for the power is poorly made and comes loose. That's the reason for the one fan not working and it getting weak. Sometimes wiggling the cord or trying to stabilize it will help. But, as I learned the hard way, it will eventually break. Its a poorly made product, and I've had mine about 4 months now and it completely broke today. I opened it and did my best to stabilize the part, but... it will break. As best as I can tell, its a poorly made product and there is no permanent solution.

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I had a similar problem. What I did was opened up the case and spliced and connected the power cord to the USB connector permanently. Not an issue since.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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