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Hello, I have a 5 year old HP -for some months the fans inside (cooling) have been running louder and much more often than usual. I have done the obvious things ie cleared any dust from the vents etc. Also it has begun switching itself off occasionally with no warning at all, just an instant power cut, but it always starts up again just fine. Could the 2 be connected?

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You best bet is to change the fan.


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