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Fan not running. Overheating and Crashing


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#1 pivotraze

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:03 AM

The Fan is not working. Jammed, or broken. Not sure.

I have the Acer Aspire 4330 Laptop. I know the fan is not running as it makes no noise, and is not moving when I shine a flashlight towards it.

What can I do. This crashing is REALLY a problem, maybe 3-5 times per day.

Speedfan is reporting 75-77 degrees Celsius, or 167-170.6 degrees Fahrenheit. That seems AWFULLY high. Not normal, I presume? Intel Celeron Processor 575.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:07 AM

Acer laptops are notorious for having lousy fans, unfortunatly. First off, I would not use the laptop until the problem is fixed as it could result in damage to the computer. You can invest in one of those cooling pads for your laptop, but thats a temporary solution and not garenteed to work. The best way, would be to replace the fan. Laptops are a pain to disassemble, so you may want to take it to a computer shop, but if your good at things like that take the outer cover apart enough where you can get to the fan, unplug the fan if possible, if its sodered onto the motherboard you may have to cut the wires halfway between the board and the fan, find out what size fan it is, and order one of the same dimensions, newegg has a large selection. If the fan was sodered or has a custom connection to the motherboard you will have to splice the wires together, but its fairly simple, there should only be 2, a red and a black one, just make sure you color code them.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:30 AM

You need to shut down your system, and keep it in cool place. after few minute restart it if you still get the same problem then you need change the fan.




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