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When i boot up the laptop i get a message 'Main Fan Error' the fan runs on start up then stops just before i get the error message. Fan will not restart... Joseph

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Hi,

This message means that the fan on your CPU (processor) is failing or has failed. This is not good because if the fan on the CPU fails your CPU will overheat and cause your machine to lock up and become non-functional till it cools down and then the same cycle will repeat till the fan is replaced.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


Posted on May 11, 2010

  • Joseph Hurton May 14, 2010

    i understand but the fan does work during bootup for about 5 seconds how can i test the fan to determine if it is bad or if something else is causing the problem?

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    taran_2005 May 14, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Step 1 Turn on your computer with the side of your case still removed.
    Step 2 Download "Prime95 stress test." This program will ensure your processor is working at 100% capacity.
    Step 3 Run the stress test and watch your fan. If it begins to spin faster after the stress test has started then your fan is functioning properly.

    Procedure is explained below :-

    http://www.playtool.com/pages/prime95/pr...

    The Software could be Downloaded from :-

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Home...

    Let me know,if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks
    for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!




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