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I have an IBM T30 that recently had the windows XP reloaded on. New problem, when starting up only get to window that shows shortcuts on desktop. Will not progress past that point. Also noticed the fan does not appear to run. Starts then stops. Don't want to burn anything up like processor so would like to know if fan is thermally triggered or it is designed to run at all times notebook is turned on? Thanks,

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  • tedlutkehaus Dec 29, 2008

    Thanks for response. Will pursue running down a new fan. Notice after removing the fan and heat sink that it has 3 wires. 1 black and 2 red. Is this a 2 speed fan?



    thanks again, ted

  • tedlutkehaus Dec 29, 2008

    thanks for response. good feedback.

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Designed to run all of the time. Repair or replace fan. CPU may be freezing because of overheat.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • Thomas F. Schneider Dec 29, 2008

    Possible ; more likely a controlable fan through motherboard that supports veriable speed fans via voltage control.. 

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