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Hp pavillion dv6000 laptop fan not running

I cleaned the dust and cat hair out of my fan and now it does not turn. I used canned air to blow the dust out, and tweezers to grab the visible fuzz and hair. The laptop is about 13 months old and no longer under warranty. I have not had any other issues with it, and has not overheated and shut itself down yet without the fan running, but I also haven't tried to make it do anything strenuous like play Half Life 2 or Guild Wars.

What is the best way to fix it? Can I fix it myself? Will it be expensive to fix? Am I at risk of burning out my video card or mother board? ...Did I kill it?

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    i have the some problem but when i go into my laptop to fix it i dont know how to get to the fan

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Hey guys, i just had the exact same problem with my fan. What i did to fix it, was that opened it up, got to the fan and simply gave it a couple of swirls, and after not running for half a year, the fan suddenly worked again. When i had it opened up i simply used a vacuum cleaner to, to get the dust from within the laptop. I used this video to open the laptop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbSSnAZYc0I&feature=related.. I have no experience doing this sort of thing, but it is easily done, just takes a mere 30 min. Regards Nils, Denmark

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  • billygreat1 Sep 16, 2010

    if you get a continious beeps or long beeps after turn on and the computer dont start up just display the press esc and setup message., then replace the fan. even if you get it to work it will only last for a short while then you will be back to square one.

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    This solved my problem too! Thanks so much for posting!

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You can get a New Fan for this at Any Radi Shack and it is Not Hard to Install. No you have not Killed it Yet. Just be Careful! Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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Hi
Open the fan sticker Add 5 to 10 drops of isopropile or gasolin or petrol to there...
glide the fan...
wait for 3-5 min.
now connect the fan again to laptop.
Enjoy...

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