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Fan not running

When i first turn the laptop on the fan comes on for about half a second then it goes off and does not come back on. does it supposed to run all the time or just as it gets hot.

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Re: fan not running

It depends on make of laptop. my toshiba's fan "NEVER" came on, yet it is going on 14 years old and works perfectly. I have another toshiba where the fan cycles on and off on its own. to be sure you are not overheating it, purchase one of those cooling trays (or prop it up on a hard surface for maximum exposure to ambient air) just for peace of mind.

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