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Fan I very rarely hear my fan running. Is that normal or should it be replaced quickly?

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For laptops this is normal. They only come on when a sensor indicates the temperature has exceeded a safe level. Let us know if you have any other questions and thanks in advance for rating this posting.

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All sound geting a long beep

Hearing a 'beep' is usually to warn you there is a fault. I do not know a single long beep as a code for your Notebook. Turn it on and do not touch anything, and see if there are any short beeps and/or other long beeps, and let us know
Quite often it is a fan problem, can you hear your fan running and does it sound normal?

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Many times (after normal shut down) doesn't start. screen remains blank, lights near caplock and num lock keys are flashing every five second and still i can hear the fan running sound.

It sounds to me like you may have a defective motherboard or RAM. RAM is a fairly easy problem to troubleshoot. It can be quickly and easily replaced. If the motherboard is defective it is often cheaper to just purchase a new laptop. If the laptop has been discontinued the motherboard will be very expensive(close to the cost of the laptop) or irreplaceable. Any experience Tech should be able to diagnose this within a few minutes with the laptop present.

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The slightest of jolts and it crashes why a new fan has been fitted some 8 weeks ago appx and it started to crash just after that ??

Verify that the person who replaced the fan correctly removed the old heatsink (thermal) compound and replaced it with new compound. Verify that the fan is connectect to power - you should hear it spin up intermittently during use, especially if you stop the Thinkpad in the Setup program when turning it on. (Pressing F2 or ENTER usually takes you into the setup program - press the key indicated on the Thinkpad screen on initial power on). The fan should be audible within 10 to 20 seconds roughly. If you don't hear the fan power-off the Thinkpad and check those two things.
Caution: Excessive heat can permanently damage the notebook computer! Don't let it run for more than 60 seconds in SETUP without a working fan because the CPU will run at 100% load while in SETUP. (It's normal behaviour though because CPU Idling isn't implemented in the SETUP program)

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I keep getting warnings saying there is a problem with your cooling fan. please turn the computer off immediately. Please help.

Cooling fans can fail although this is relatively rare.

First of all you should check to see if thet fan is running at all. Normally you should be able to hear it running and you will also feel the warm air being expelled from the ventillation slots - these will be at the back or towards the back on one side of the machine and will be an obvious grille where the air is expelled.

If you can't hear the fan running or feel any air flow then the fan has almost certainly failed and will need to be replaced. This typically requires dismantling the laptop to a certain degree so you may not wish to tackle it yourself, although is you are competent with that sort of thing it's not too difficult if you can get hold af the service manual - you don't say what machine it is but if you want help with that please respond with a comment.

If the fan appears to be running it could be that the air vents are blocked with a build-up of dust. This can sometimes be removed with a vacuum cleaner - place a small nozzle over the vent grille to **** out any dust.

If the fan is running and vents are clear then you will have to dismantle the machine to check that the vanes on the heat sink for the main processor are not blocked, and that the processor is seated correctly on the heat sink. Once again this can be done by yourself if you want to tackle it, but you may wish to take it to a service agent for that sort of repair.

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My laptop turns on, but shuts off immideately. I don't hear the fan running. A couple days ago I used compressed air to clean the fan area (not opening up, but throught the vents) what is the problem?


There's a good chance that your fan is toast, and you may need to replace it.

If the computer turns on and quickly shuts off, with the fan not running, leads me to believe that the shutdowns are caused by the system overheating.

Hope this helps.


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Pull the access cover off of your fan on the bottom off your laptop and blow it out with canned air. Wipe off the fins of your fan and blow once again from the exhaust port where the heat blows out from when fan is on. You'd be amazed at how much dust is there. Reinstall cover and you should be good to go. : )

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