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Cooling fan on my Phillips laptop works intermitently

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This is a serious problem that can harm your laptop if you don't resolve it. Sometimes, a BIOS update can solve fan issues. Go to the manufacturer's website and search for your computer's model number, to see if they have a BIOS update in their support section.

Most likely though, you'll need to have physical work done. If the BIOS update doesn't help, take it to a nearby computer shop to have it looked at.

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Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
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