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I HAVE AN ACER TRAVELMATE 4670 LAPTOP. WHEN I FIRST POWER IT UP THE COOLING FAN VIBARATES AND MAKES A SOUND FOR 4 OR 5 SECOND THEN IT STOPS TURNING AND NO NOISE. SHOULD I REPLACE THE FAN ? THE FAN BLADE DOES HAVE SOME PLAY ON ITS AXIS. THEFAN/COWLE ASSEMBLY HAS A STICKER: FOXCONN 3QZB1TATN58 3A 06.02.13 DB THE FAN HAS A ROUND STICKER: SUNON - MAGLEV - GCO56015VH-A 81913.13V1.F.GN DCSV = 3.0W K5C120 Thank you Tony Andrade Sr sr@computermedic.com 203-879-3870

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    I have that same problem with my laptop's fan.

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There may be a two things to stop the fan

frist things, it will be fault in the fan or there is no play on its axis.
second one is any wire touch the fan and its stop the running the fan.
please check it. after that you can change the fan

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