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MY fan only spins at the startup screen

When i power on my laptop, the fan spins, but then once i reach the user select screen, it stops completely, making me unable to use any USB hard drives, or sync ipods because it'll heat up, and then my computer will freeze.

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  • pcdoc63 May 11, 2010

    You might check in the BIOS of the laptop to see if there is a "cool and quiet" function or something.  Often there is also a place where you can set the temperature threshold, or how it acts upon boot.  Look there and let me know if this was helpful.


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If you are running with no fan, you will burn out the processor, stop and send that puppy in for service, please do no attempt to fix it at this point, you will be lucky if it has not burned out . I do this all day, and I take big risks but no cpu cooling is doa, leave it and send it back to the manufacturer, if it's off service or warantee, take it and get an estimate, then if you are going to toss it if it's not on warantee and it's too expensive to fix, then you can mess with fixing it

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Procedure # 2
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