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Re: t40 2373 ibm fan error
One of three things; 1- when the fan codes on some IBM's, the code locks in the bios, there is a download the has to be ran in order to clear the code and the machine to run properly. Check IBM's support site to see if this is the case for your machine 2- If the machine overheated in the process of the fan going out, then the processor may have been damaged, causing the problem and 3- if there was a malfunction with the motherboard which initially caused the fan to stop working, a new fan won't work either. Test the old fan by hooking power up to it, it is power direct and has two leads positive and negative, when power is applied it will run or not. If it does run then the problem is with the motherboard. Try these and get back to me.
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A fan that no longer works will cause a heat problem. While it may not cause a complete failure, it can cause some strange things to start happening. Your best best is to shut the PC down and remove the cover. Restart the PC an determine which fan(s) has stopped working.
At this point, you can either 1) contact IBM for a replacement fan or 2) remove the fan yourself and google the name and model number of the fan to find a direct replacement and either order online or 3) visit a local PC repair shop to buy a replacement fan that matches the defective one.
Buying direct from IBM will probably cost the most, but will be the exact type needed for your PC. Buying locally will probably be cheaper and faster, but may not be an exact replacement unless it is the same model, etc.
When calling IBM you'll need the computer model, serial number and any other identifying numbers on it for them to help you out.
fan error means that one of the fans inside the computer has failed and is no longer working causing the system to overheat. to solve this you must replace the fan that isn't working. you should try going to your local computer hardware store and ask them to fix the problem.
Are you talking about the original fan being good or the replacement? If it's the original, then your problem may lie with the processor or mainboard. Try the download first, you will need to access another computer to make a bootable disc for the download to clear it. I believe with IBM you can make a bootable floppy or CD. If you have a floppy for your machine, some don't. Once you've made the disc or floppy, you will need to enter the boot menu, and boot from the proper drive. I'm out for the night, but I'll be back in the morning. Let me know.
Before getting the fan replaced you may want to try to blow the fan with an air compressed duster. Worked for me. You do not need to take the laptop apart completely. There are 4 screws that holds the keyboard in place, unscrew the 4 and you should be able to pop the keyboard out. Once the keyboard is off you should be able to clean the fan.