Laptop fan problem

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  1. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    Can anyone help with a laptop fan problem?
    The fan starts when I switch the laptop on & runs for a few seconds as normal but then goes off & refuses to work again until the computer is re started.
    The result is that it overheats & shuts down.
    Is there a setting or something to control the fan?
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Prolly find it is bunged wiv fluff! Take cover orf it and clean......gently!!!:thumb:
     
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    dennismartin Read Only Funster

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    sounds like the fan has had it mine did the same i bought a usb fan that sits under laptop
    (£ 1.99 ) works great as a temp fix
     
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    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    No it's all clean & anyway it does work on startup
     
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    Sorry in that case to put it technically……..…...............it's broke!!!:Doh::cry:
     
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    there is a temperature sensor on the board. sounds like its failed. changing means dismantling the laptop very carefully to install a replacement. beyond the scope of the average diy tinkerer

    most manufacturers have appointed/qualified repair centres and cost is not always that bad. wouldnt cost to get a quote and weigh that up against a replacement laptop as costs have dropped

    the above presumes that the laptop is beyond its warranty period
     
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