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If your laptop is not hot but the fan keeps running and makes the sound, how do u stop it???what is wrong???

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  • alcl_88 Dec 16, 2008

    its a fujitsu esprimo, intel centrino, ram 1gb...the fan just keeps on running ever since i switched on the laptop and it only stops when the laptop is shut downed or in standby mode...

  • Russell May 11, 2010

    Make and model of laptop, operating system that you are running, RAM, CPU????

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There is nothing wrong with your machine. Machine some times do run like that to compliment for changes in temperature to keep the machine working optimally.dont be worried

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