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Cpu fan I have a toshiba A45-S250 laptop, and the Cpu fan isnt working are there any drivers that i may need to get it working again or will it have to be changed. the system is windows XP, Sp2. the comp seems to get hot and the data transfer is VERY VERY SLOW. it hasnt shutdown yet, but i would like to find a way to fix it with out having to take it in to a repair shop and have to leave it for 1-2 weeks..

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  • behrhuggs Sep 18, 2007

    Thanks LBR will think about it, any idea where i can get a replacement fan? or should i just get one from toshiba, since i do like my laptop and dont want to get another.

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There are no drivers for fans. You have 2 possiblily's, the more likely of hte 2 is the fan is shot and needs to be replaced. The other possibilty is the connecter that the fan plugs into went bad and is not suppling power to teh fan. Start by replacing the fan, it is something you can do on your own if you have some tech ability. And yes the computer running slow can be related to the computer overheating. Hope this helps. L8R

Posted on Sep 17, 2007

  • Patrick McGee
    Patrick McGee Sep 18, 2007

    Order direct from toshiba as they are specific size's for diffrent models.

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