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Windows 7: Laptop fan not spinning

30 Aug 2013   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
Laptop fan not spinning

I have a Toshiba Satellite T135 laptop. The laptop's fan seems to be not spinning. This has been happening since a few days ago. Before this, I often got a dialog box saying that the cooling system is not working and it said to shutdown and return to service. I just ignored this message but when the warning appeared, the fan started spinning rapidily. But on the first day the fan stopped, this message did appear but the fan did not spin. Also the fan does not spin when the computer turns on. The system seems to be working fine, and the laptop has not shutdown itself yet because of the cpu overheating. Please help!


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30 Aug 2013   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

You should read your own tag line -- about being safe, not sorry! Using the laptop without a working fan is asking to burn out the processor.

It could simply be clogged and a burst of compressed air, from a can, will free up the fan and get it working again.

But, if that doesn't do it, you need to get the fan replaced -- and unless you're adept at disassembling and reassembling laptops, you would better taking it to a service facility.
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30 Aug 2013   #3
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
You should read your own tag line -- about being safe, not sorry! Using the laptop without a working fan is asking to burn out the processor.

It could simply be clogged and a burst of compressed air, from a can, will free up the fan and get it working again.

But, if that doesn't do it, you need to get the fan replaced -- and unless you're adept at disassembling and reassembling laptops, you would better taking it to a service facility.
Ok, sure!
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30 Aug 2013   #4
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

One quick question, where could i get compressed air?
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30 Aug 2013   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

And I know that so I am not using it heavily.
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30 Aug 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Computer0304 I don't think you are understanding.
If your fan is not working don't use the laptop at all until it is fixed.
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30 Aug 2013   #7
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Well I hope the problem is dust because I dont want to by a new fan. The laptop fan has not been cleaned for 5YEARS!!!! o_O
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30 Aug 2013   #8
robertwnielsen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Well I hope the problem is dust because I dont want to by a new fan. The laptop fan has not been cleaned for 5YEARS!!!! o_O

If it's been that long, then you're sitting on a ticking time bomb. It's only a matter of time before that fan gives out, and your processor immediately overheats and dies. Get that fan cleaned--NOW!
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30 Aug 2013   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

As mentioned earlier don't use this laptop until you clean it. Open the back and see how close you can get to the fan assembly and use a soft brush or q-tip and clean all the blades and the air channel from the intake port to the exhaust port. Then after clean you can try starting the lappy up with the back off being very careful as all you want to do is test for the fan spinning if it doesn't then you must replace it or risk burning the CPU up or worse. If it spins then power the lappy off and replace all the panels. Cleaning any computer must be done every 3-6 months and laptops are the worst as they have such weak airflow and work at much higher temps normally.
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30 Aug 2013   #10
robertwnielsen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
One quick question, where could i get compressed air?
Cans of compressed air should be available at any Wal-Mart or computer supply store (Best Buy, Office Max, Office Depot, or whatever your local equivalents are.)
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