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Fan problem at Toshiba Equium L300 laptop Problem on the laptop been descriabed as overheated after few hours of work and shut down. I work with this laptop second day now and is not overheated, but notice one thing: the fan is not working all the time. Its stop time to time. Is it right? It should work only when is hot to cool the CPU down or should work all the time? If it should work all the time what can be wrong? Fan it self or something else? What exacly have to be replaced? Cheers,

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  • mctros Feb 02, 2010

    Thanks, also why this laptop been overheated and shut down in the middle of something (slow down first)?

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It is normal for the fan to turn on and off and it will usually stay on for awhile if your laptop is running hot. Here are some things you can do to prevent it from overheating. First, check your vent fan and blow it out with canned compressed air. Second, install self-adhesive rubber feet at each bottom corner of your notebook for increased air circulation. Third, buy and use a Bytec Cooling pad (click on the link below to view)

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And finally, press these buttons together, "control, alt, and delete" This will bring up your windows task manager. Go through your processes and end the tasks that you are not using. Sometimes you will have many programs running that you are not even using anymore and don't even know they are running untill you see them in your task manager. These programs drain your CPU and cause your computer to work harder then it should causing it to overheat.

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