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FAN NOT Running!


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#1 soonerdave

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:41 AM

Not sure what to do - my fan is not running and yet when I enter the diagnostic mode - it says that the fan passes the test.
I have blown air in the vents. I know a "hot" computer is not good.

Any help you can give would be appreciated. I really don't want to crack the case - but if necessary.

I have a Dell Latitude D520
and am running Vista

School starts in a week and would like to get this taken care of before then.

Thanks a bunch

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:49 AM

This is a laptop, correct?

The CPU fan usually has an exhaust fan on the left side at the back. You are not feeling any air exiting through the slots?

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:53 AM

Laptop - and yes there is no air exiting the slots...

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:57 AM

Most fans spin up initially on start-up then may power down or spin slower but speed up as the laptop is used and the processor gets hotter from use. If you are sure the fan is not running at all then I would definitely look into replacing or having it replaced.

It normally comes with the heat sink too.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:58 AM

thanks

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:01 AM

Hope the info helped and you can get it taken care of before school starts.




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