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My fan is not working

It comes on occassionary but only for a few seconds. Please help.

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  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    Check your fan settings in the control panel, power settings group. You might have set to silent mode.

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    Your fan only comes on as needed. If you are using a laptop cooling pad that may account for the on/off behavior.

    When you boot up you can enter the Bios Setup screens, DEL or F2 I believe. In those pages is a page for your hardware temps and a monitor of your fan speed. Leave your laptop on and that screen on display and monitor your Motherboard temp and CPU temp and Fan speed. You'll also may see board voltages and see if those change much .

    Your laptop has an alarm if the CPU gets too hot. It often sounds like a stuck key signal, continuous beeps and then the machine would shut itself down or should if the CPU reaches a critical temperature.

    The fan is connected to the motherboard to receive its power. You could nudge the connectorr gently and see if this affects the fan working or not. You could also blow the fan out with a can of air. Don't handle the can upside down or in a radical angle so you don't spray propellant onto the CPU. That could cause damage.

    Also, while its off, check to see if the fan moves easily or has a bit of trouble getting started. Most fans' bearings or sleeve bearing are not sealed but may have a rubber cap that comes off rather easily. Often we have to remove the manufacturers sticker to access this bearing location. A drop of machine oil, sewing machine or 3-1 will often be enough to lubricate a fan so it spins more easily. You may even have to remove the fan, turn it over and then access the bearing cap and oil it from there and then return the fan to the CPU mount.


  • malevmani May 11, 2010

    1) can you see your windows logging on?

    2) If Yes, Then What kinda OS are you using?

    3) Is the fan not working at all or is it working once in a while?



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