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Thinkpad G41 Fan Error

Machine starts but shuts down right away. Bought used fan module from ebay and installed it. Ploblem still exists.

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Did you use heat sink silicon, and make sure the bios settings are set to control the fan speed. you may want to get another spu and try that also..

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Thank you for your query

You are right when the laptop first starts up it is the fan, if you are getting error message then it is the heat sink (fan on top of cpu) that will need to be replaced.

I would only recommend changing it if you know how as getting to the motherboard is quite tricky to say the least

Please dont listen to the geeks at bestbuy, they obviously dont know what they are talking about

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