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When booting up the screen displays FAN ERROR

When booting up the screen displays ''FAN ERROR'' press F1 to enter BIOS setup and reset the settings. What am I suppose to do? Plese help..
Product: IBM THINKPAD laptop
Model: THINKPAD A21e

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  • KUMUL_91187 May 05, 2010

    Thanks there is no sign of fan running.


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Is the fun running? you can first confirm that before you alter anything in the Bios. touch on the fun air exit point you will feel it if its running.

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  • Muzahura Frank May 05, 2010

    you may have to open unit and physically check the fun. could be stuck, needs oiling or something like that

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(i) Turn off the computer and wait five seconds.

(ii) Turn on the computer.

(iii) When the first screen displays:

(a) Immediately press the F10 key if your computer was built in 2006 or later (came with Vista).

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The computer may display a prompt to press F1/F2 or any other key to enter setup each time the computer boots as a reminder on how to enter CMOS. However, if the computer asks to press F1/F2 (or another key) to enter setup and does not continue, this issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
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· Additional information about getting into the CMOS / BIOS setup can be found on document CH000192.
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IBM compatible users may need to enter the BIOS or CMOS setup to setup or change how their computer's hardware is currently configured.
Solution: Because of the wide variety of computer manufacturers and BIOS manufacturers over the evolution of computers, there have been numerous different ways to enter the BIOS or CMOS Setup. Below is a listing of the majority of these methods as well as other recommendations for entering the BIOS setup.
Notice: If you are unable to get into the BIOS or CMOS setup because of a password please see document CH000235.
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control panel
Click on User account
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I need a bit more info to try to give you an accurate solution

Does the screen change after you press "F1" ?

Do you have access to an external keyboard, if so try plugging that in while the computer is off and then using that to press "F1"

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