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When booting up get Fan Error. If I hit Esc then computer will then boot up, although very slowly.

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  • jsercerchi Apr 19, 2009

    Error is the computer simply says Fan Error. Immediately below this error message it says Press to setup which when I press it,it goes to IBM BIOS Setup Utility.

    I can get the computer to boot but it is extremely slow.

    I do this by pressing Esc.

    What are your thoughts?


  • jsercerchi Apr 27, 2009

    Thanks for the help. I will take it to a local repair guy and give him your suggestion as it makes perfect sense. My wife stores a lot of pictures on her computer and that may be the problem with speed.

    Thanks again and I will e-mail you once repaired to let you know how helpful you were.


  • Frank  Fernandez
    Frank Fernandez May 11, 2010

    Check your processor fan and case fans to make sure they are connected and spinning.

  • Frank  Fernandez
    Frank Fernandez May 11, 2010

    What is the error?


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The fan needs to be replaced but if you can get away with just pressing escape that may work for a while. it is probably not slow because of the fan. Try to reduce programs that run and startup and (use autoruns utility) and run virus scans. Fan replacement is a difficult repair but it can be done, if you look for free repair guides online you will find something. I work for company that does Laptop repairs in NYC and we do this repair frequently.

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