Question about Belkin LAPTOP COOLING PLATFORM * WITH FAN F5L001-APL Cooling Fan
Fan is plugged in as usual, on the same usb port as usual and isn't working. was working fine this morning, but now it has decided to not work. any ideas?
The problem may be a bent fan blade. It can be hard to see, so look carefully. On my Belkin, something got through the fan grill and bent one blade just enough to stop the fan. By removing the bad blade it continued to run fine.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
The problem with our cooling fan was simple... LONG HAIR! My wife has long hair, and finally enough hair had gotten wound around the fan, that it caused the fan to stop. After removing the hair, it works fine again!
Posted on Oct 24, 2011
Hi ian_ross_dav. Have you tried another USB port on another computer? Because the cooling fan only uses the +5V of the USB port to function. If you connect something like a printer or a jumpdrive on the USB port and it works, then it means that the fan inside the pad is bad. You have to replace it. Sometimes these fans when you have more than 1, are connected in series, meaning if the first fan doesnt work, then the other one wont get any electricity. I hope this helps. Please do not forget to rate and provide positive feedback for our fast-free support today. Thank you :D
Posted on May 01, 2010
For me, it appears to be a way the usb connector plugs into the port. Not sure if the connectors are dirty or if they're somehow pressed down and not making the connection. I've wiggled it a few times to get it working but that's def not a long term fix
Posted on Aug 07, 2014
Try different USB ports on your laptop to see if it works on any of them. If it still doesn't turn on. Try hooking up other USB devices and see if any of them work. If other devices work and not the fan, then that means the fan is bad and would need to be replaced.
Posted on May 01, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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