Question about Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

1 Answer

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!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 458 Answers

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

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The location of a 2002 chevy cavalier cooling fan sensor


The cooling fan is controlled by the PCM - powertrain control module through a relay ! There is no cooling fan sensor , there is a coolant temperature sensor ! This coolant temperature sensor is an input to the engine computer , if there were a problem wit the sensor the check engine light would be on .
Cooling Fan Control
The engine cooling fan system consists of one cooling fan and one relay. The relay is powered by the battery positive voltage circuit and controlled by a switched ground from the powertrain control module (PCM).
During operation, the PCM supplies the ground path for the cooling fan relay through the cooling fan relay control circuit. This energizes the cooling fan relay coil, closes the relay contacts, and supplies battery positive voltage from the cooling fan fuse through the cooling fan motor supply voltage circuit to the cooling fan. The cooling fan motor is grounded through its own ground circuit.
The PCM commands the fan on under the following conditions:
?€¢
Engine coolant temperature exceeds approximately 106?°C (223?°F).


?€¢
A/C refrigerant pressure exceeds 1310 kPa (190 psi).


?€¢
A/C is requested and vehicle speed is below 100 km/h (62 mph) with A/C pressure above 1413 kPa (205 psi).


?€¢
Vehicle speed is less than 8 km/h (5 mph) for more than 750 seconds. The fan will turn off when vehicle speed is greater than 8 km/h (5 mph) for more than 20 seconds.

Jun 12, 2015 | 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

3 Answers

Is it safe to drive my BMW Z3 with a broken engine mount bracket?


You can drive the car ,but you may experience some handling issues and noise that you normally would not hear. Try to get it fixed as soon as possible to keep from creating other problems in the drive train components.

Feb 23, 2015 | BMW Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

What is a check engine light code PO480?


I'm quite sure it is a low speed fan control relay circuit malfunction. I'm not sure that driving would cause problems aside from fan not working. Hope this helps.

May 29, 2014 | 2005 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

Trying to install a coolant fan switch.


It is almost always mounted in the radiator or next to the thermostat housing,do not mistake Cooling Fan Switch Operation:
00115_cooling_fan_switch.jpgThe cooling fan switch on electric fans monitors coolant temperature signals from the engine control computer. When the engine is cool, the switch opens to keep the fan from spinning. When engine is warm, the switch closes to turn fan on for cooling. How To Instructions:
Inspect - Check for obvious problems.
Test - Give it an in-depth diagnosis.
Replace - Out with the old, in with the new.
the coolant temp sensor for the fan switch.

Jul 06, 2012 | 2005 Honda Element

1 Answer

My double Cooler Master Cooling Fan R4-S4S-10AK-GP that i use underneath my laptop stopped working even though its not been in use for long time i bought it as part of a cooling pad with removable cooling...


If the fan spins and you find there is power going to it, then likely the electronic drive circuit has failed. You can get replacement fans at stores like Fry's and other sources.

Aug 03, 2011 | Cooler Master R4 Series Silent 140mm Case...

3 Answers

Cooling fan (902)


in monitor display " Cooling fan (902), problem on the fan, it could be the motherboard detects the fan is not spinning, it could be the fan spins slowly, opening her fan motherboar and check if it needs to change, then the problem is solved

Jun 02, 2010 | HP (219462-001) Cooling Fan

2 Answers

Electric Radiator Fan Does Not Come On


Chevy dealer says will not come on until temperature reaches 219 f

May 16, 2010 | 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD

1 Answer

Where is the switch that cuts on the cooling fans on a 2000 grand am with a 3.4 engine


The computer turns on the fan. Based on sensors from the motor.
DTC P0480 - COOLING FAN CIRCUIT

Circuit Description

The cooling fan is controlled by PCM through the fan relay based on inputs from ECT sensor, IAT sensor, A/C selector switch, A/C refrigerant pressure switch and vehicle speed sensor. PCM controls cooling fan by grounding cooling fan control circuit which turns on cooling fan relay.

The fan relay will be commanded on when ECT reaches 223°F (106°C) or greater, A/C is requested or vehicle speed is less than 38 MPH. Cooling fan relay will also be commanded on regardless of vehicle speed when a DTC is set requesting cooling fan to be on, ECT is 304°F (151°C) or greater, or A/C refrigerant pressure is high. Cooling fan may also be commanded on when engine is not running, on certain conditions.

Conditions for setting DTC:

Battery voltage greater than 9.5 volts.

Cooling fan fault line detects a malfunction for 6 seconds.

1. Check cooling system. Ensure coolant level and belt tension are correct. Adjust/repair as necessary. After repairs, go to step 23). If no adjustment or repairs were required, go to next step.

2. Turn ignition on, with engine off. Using scan tool, check if cooling fan is operating with ECT at less than 209°F (98°C). If cooling fan is off, go to next step. If cooling fan is on, go to step 4).

3. Command cooling fan relay on. If cooling fan operates, go to step 23). If cooling fan does not operate, go to step 5).

4. Turn ignition off. Disconnect PCM harness connector. If cooling fan turns off, go to step 23). If cooling fan does not turn off, go to step 6).

5. Disconnect cooling fan relay harness connector. Using a test light connected to ground, probe battery feed circuits in relay harness connector. If test light illuminates on both terminals, go to step 7). If test light does not illuminate on both terminals, go to step icon_cool.gif.

6. Disconnect cooling fan relay harness connector. With test light connected to ground, probe battery feed circuit in relay harness connector. If test light illuminates, go to step 9). If test light does not illuminate, go to step 10).

7. Connect a jumper wire between cooling fan relay battery feed and cooling fan battery feed circuit. If cooling fan operates, go to step 11). If cooling fan does not operate, go to step 12).

8. Repair open in battery feed circuit. After repairs, go to step 23).

9. Repair short to voltage in cooling fan battery feed circuit. After repairs, go to step 23).

10. Connect test light battery voltage and probe cooling fan control circuit. If test light illuminates, go to step 13). If test light does not illuminate, go to step 21).

11. Connect test light to battery voltage and probe cooling fan control circuit. Using scan tool, command cooling fan on. If test light illuminates, go to step 14). If test light does not illuminate, go to step 15).

12. With jumper wire still connected, disconnect cooling fan harness connector. Using test light connected to ground, probe cooling fan battery feed circuit. If test light illuminates, go to step 16). If test light does not illuminate, go to step 17).

13. Repair short to ground in cooling fan control circuit. After repairs, go to step 23).

14. Check terminals to cooling fan relay. Repair as necessary. After repairs, go to step 23). If terminals are okay, go to step 21).

15. Check cooling fan control circuit for open or poor connection. Repair as necessary. After repairs, go to step 23). If circuit or connection is okay, go to step 22).

16. Connect test light to battery voltage and probe cooling fan ground circuit. If test light illuminates, go to step 1icon_cool.gif. If test light does not illuminate, go to step 19).

17. Repair open or poor connection in cooling fan ignition feed circuit. After repairs, go to step 23).

18. Check for poor connections at cooling fan harness connector. Repair as necessary. After repairs, go to step 23). If connections are okay, go to step 20).

19. Repair open or poor connection in cooling fan ground circuit. After repairs, go to step 23).

20. Replace cooling fan motor. After replacing cooling and motor, go step 23).

21. Replace cooling fan relay. After replacing relay, go to step 23).

22. Replace PCM. Program replacement PCM using required equipment. After replacing PCM, go to next step.

23. Turn ignition on, with engine off. Command cooling fan on. If cooling fan operates, system is okay. If cooling fan does not operate, repeat step 1).

May 16, 2010 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

2 Answers

I have a Tricity Sovereign Cooker Model Number 4638. The electric fan no longer comes on. Is this the fan or a cut off switch ?


I bought my control panel cooling fan from Maplin for £5 They have metal cased fans that are ok in an area that gets hot. My replacement form Maplinhas been in for about 5 years now with no problems.

Sep 23, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

1989 Ford Festiva, keeps stalling as driving.


I had the exact same problem. The cooling fan was failing to come on and thus overheating the engine. Check the cooling fan, cooling fan thermoswitch, and cooling fan relay ( behind drivers headlight ). If you pull the connector off of the thermoswitch the fan will come on whenever the car is in "run"

Aug 18, 2008 | 1989 Ford Festiva

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

41 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...