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Thinkpad G41 - fan starts and stops

When I start up, the fan doesn't run continuously. If it stops running for more than thirty seconds or so, the entire computer freezes up. I'm assuming it's overheating. When this happens I have to hold down the power button to power it off.

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  • Irwan Darmawan
    Irwan Darmawan Mar 28, 2008

    hi dear

    and try to check your heat sink fan fisrt
    still function or not ?
    open back panel of your notebook
    and see it

    oke


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