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Notebook Fan or Hard Drive Dead

The screen went black, then it powered itself off, and although the indicator lights say it is receiving power (whether through battery or a/c adaptor - I have tried both), turning it on does nothing. I opened up the back panels and tried it again - the fan will attempt to spin but stop immediately.

So is it refusing to start because the fan needs replacing? I'm not getting a hardware failure beep so I'm hoping it isn't the hard drive.

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  • HgS0013 Jun 13, 2008

    I tinkered with the fan and got it to work, and it will "start" but tells me there's no OS. So now I know what's going on. Thanks anyway!

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When you leave it for a while will it start, If it dose dose the cpu fan work if so then It's not your fan, But if it shuts down after a short time it could be that it is over heating, That could be because the fan is not seated properly or heat sink is blocked

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