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I think my cooling fans are out

I haven't heard my fans come on...and after being on my laptop for awhile, it slows way down....I mean wayyyy down....

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  • Starcar Dec 05, 2007

    Ihad put a desk port under it for a long time. It started over heating, so I took it off the port. It still seems to be overheating...but the main thing is I can't hear any fans most of the time. I had always heard them be for. My laptop slows down and doesn't work properly after awhile.

    I clean the fan intakes, they were really dirty. Thus my worry that my fans have burnt out.



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These fans often have variable speeds based on demand, so a change in speed or even stopping may not mean anything.
Look for dust/dirt around the fan vent.
Are there any signs of overheating?

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

  • Hugh Vandervoort
    Hugh Vandervoort Dec 05, 2007

    If they don't come on at all, you're probably right.



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