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Cooling Fan Problems

I just bought my laptap yesterday and the cooling fan keeps going on and off every 5 seconds... it is driving me nuts! I tried to call Toshiba support... after holding for 1/2 hour I got some idiot from overseas who barely spoke english and he tells me I have to drop it off at a sevice center??? I about went through the roof... should have stuck with Dell!!! Anyway... is there anything I can do to fix this or should I just take it back and dump this thing?

I'm frustrated! When you pay a lot of money for something it should work!

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Take a Look in your Control Panel, Go To Your POWER Settings..(click on the POWER icon).. Look there to see if you can change the settings to : Toshiba Power Saver, then set it to that, save and close, then Back in your Control Panel There should Be a Power Saver Icon.. Click on it and Set it to Long Life.. And Slide the slider from the CPU Cooling icon to Maximum Performance..
If you Do Not have these Settings in your Control Panel, then You can Simply Adjust the Power Settings To "Portable Laptop"
and tweak the settings to your liking.. Like "turn Hard drive off after 20 minutes.. etc..

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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How to keep your Laptop cool


These are some tips which will describe to you that how you can maintain temperature of your Laptop and keep it cool:


1. Do your power settingsfrom "high performance" to "balanced" or "powersaver" mode. This will provide to the system to use only the powerrequired to run your applications, rather than always using the maximumprocessor speed. In case of playing games or other intensive work, you canswitch back to the high performance plan as necessary.

2. Regularly keep yourlaptop clean, you can use dust removing spray to clean of the laptop's vents.Dust can accumulate in and block of the laptop's fan.

3. Always use a laptopcooling pad with a fan or two. For stronger cooling needs, a fan is the bestway to go. Laptop pads that have vents but no fans can also increase the airflow around your laptop. There are several sites guide that you can explore oryou could even custom build a laptop cooling system if you're so inclined.

4. Keep your workingenvironment and computer room cool as possible. Computers can work much betterin air conditioned environments.

5. Keep your Laptop shutdown while you have no need of it or when you are not at home. Without shuttingdown may one of the dangers of overheating laptops.

If you face continue laptop'sheat problems, contact to your laptop service provider. It may be a sign thatthe fan needs replacing, or BIOS program needs to be updated or there aresomething else fault in your system.

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(if you replaced the cooling fan why does'nt it run)
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My pavilion dv7 is saying "boot device not found". It is saying there is "no hard disk". Any suggestions appreciated.


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If so... this in combination with the Boot device not found message means you may have two problems.

1: The hard disc is failing

2: Your cooling fan isn't working

Either one could cause the other to fail. If the hard drive is overheating the cooling fan may not be able to keep it cool enough to function properly,


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