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Hello my problem is my fan,i read many solution's about dirt and overheating so my try was to open it clean it but...sometimes stop's working..dunno how to set it on if there is any way to do that,and sometimes is turning on alone.. So plz contact me fast i use my laptop for my work, Right now dosnt working and i done like 5 min to write this Plz reply

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The fan comes on and off depending how how the cpu heatsink's job is to keep it cool enough to run without being damaged by the heat. There is no setting to make it run continually, however, one can buy a $7 small external fan at Walmart and hook it up to blow on the cpu vents in the laptop. The fan will help the cpu stay cooler, and keep the fan from running as much. I used to take my laptop on the road, and that's the way I kept it cool in warm weather, when I played DVDs (which really heats up the cpu and works it hard). The only thing you can do is to keep the vents and fan of the laptop as clean as you can (usually spraying them with compressed air in the vents works well).
It's normal for the fan to turn on, and turn off at times, don't worry too much about that- it's when the fan runs all the time that you're having dust and lint and dirt problems, and need to clean the fan and vents.
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The Fan on your laptop is automatic. It starts when your laptop gets warm and turns off when the temperature is lowered. I dont think it needs fixing of any sort.

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