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Acer Aspire 5749 fan rarely starts

Hi! I own an Acer Aspire 5749 laptop. It's been running perfectly for 1,5 years, warranty is out. Until recently. The fan started to go louder than normal (no problem for me), but a week or so afterwards it stopped working properly! It only goes on sometimes and WHEN IT DOES - the computer works perfectly. But when it doesnt start the computer dies 3-5 min after booting cause of overheating (processor too hot = shutdown?). I have opened up the computer and cleaned the "fan wheel" form dirt and blowed out the "grill" between the fan and outside of the computer from dust. Have i missed anything? The cooling paste(?) is like it should be, is there any other components affecting the fan? What about the copper curved thing, what is that? I am thankful for any help i cna get, i am going downtown to purchase compressed air to do it more properly, but WHY is my fan not starting all the time, when the computer works perfectly when it does?! Usually i have to wait half a day before it suddenly starts and then i can use the computer all the way until i turn it off. The computer is rly hot by then (~80degrees) but the fan is working - so np. If the fan doesnt start the computer shuts down at a way lower temp than when the computer is running with fan (~60<). Best Regards

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Follow these steps :

Step 1, does the laptop gets "heated" before it starts behaving abnormally ??
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Step2 , Do you have a updated anti-virus on your system ?
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Could be Heat, sounds like the system is shutting down to protect the processor. Let it sit shut down over night and see if it runs longer when it's cooled down. Is the fan running?

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