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Re: Fan replacement for a balance 570s
Yes you need to be a techy guy to do this but there is one solution you can buy in the market a laptop coller you can put it under your laptop to cooldown your unit, it is the same size as in your laptop this would grestly reduce the heat and save you money on expensive fan replacement, it runs on USB port only... goodluck
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When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermaloverload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is theproblem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail. A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are cloggedwith dust. Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan. If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make surethe vents are clear and dust free. Use a can of compressed air to do this.
The ThinkPad SL500 usually comes with a Core 2 Duo processor, which is a fairly powerful processor. You may also have chosen to buy a discrete graphics chip with the laptop (instead of using the Intel Integrated Graphics). System components like these generate a large amount of heat. It is the fans job to push this heat away from the precious system components. This is very difficult in a laptop, because the components are very compact, and the only way for heat to escape is through the sides (heat wants to rise). When doing processor or graphics intensive tasks (such as editing/encoding a video or watching a move in High Definition), the fan has to work near its maximum to keep the computer cool. While it may sound intimidating, the fan will never push itself to a breaking point unless there is a problem with its design, in which case Lenovo will pay to get you a replacement. Even if there is a problem, if the processor gets too hot, the computer will instantly shut itself down before any heat damage can be done to the components, and you will be certain that the laptop has faulty hardware.
Feel the side of the machine where the exhaust comes out; you should be able to touch it for a few seconds without burning yourself even while doing intensive tasks. If it is too hot to touch, you may want to contact Lenovo and see what they say.
Does the fan run?If it does, try using a laptop cooldeck...laptops sitting on flat desk,ect. have a tendacy of getting overheated and shutting down..Walmart or Target sells cooldecks...a good one will cost about $40
Sounds like you have a hardware fan & vent, the CPU shuts down when it gets too hot.
Check the fan, it should spin freely, clean the dust off the fan and heatsink assembly. Replace the fan if necessary.
When you use the laptop, make sure none of the vents are covered.
These guys have the fan for your model laptop. As for replacement they are usually not extreamly difficult if you are slow and take your time. If you are not comfortable doing it yourself a repair shop would more then likely do it for you at minimal cost if you provide the part.
It is quite possible that you need to replace the cooling fan. You can get used parts for this machine on Ebay pretty cheap now. I have seen the fan assy go for about $8-20.00. They are a bit of a job to replace. Just take your time.
Also, I would suggest purchasing one of those laptop cooling fans that set underneath the laptop and plug into the usb. They do a fantastic job of helping to keep the laptop cool and they are not too terribly expensive.
When you say cut off are you meaning that the laptop is shutting down?
The fan is only running intermitently when on battery as the laptop is running in power saving mode and the speed drops when not needed as well as the cpu voltage therefore reducing the heat produced and the nedd for the fan to run.
Try using a program called cpu-z and it will show the speed of the cpu going up and down as needed. Also use speedfan to sjow you the cpu tempreture.