Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:40 PM
I've had my laptop for about 3 years and haven't had a problem with it until this week. It shut itself down a few days ago and upon restarting it told me that it was shut down due to overheating. I flipped it over and noticed the GPU fan (at least that one, I can't see the rest) is not spinning. I blew 2 cans worth of compressed air into it and the surrounding heat sinks and it seemed like it was fixed. Three days passed without incident and now this morning it isn't spinning again and my laptop is shutting itself down whenever I do more than browse the internet. Now when I blow air into the fan the air doesn't even cause it to spin. Could it be jammed? It's nigh impossible for me to take the bottom of my laptop off, I've tried and failed. I also have been using an external fan beneath my laptop for a year but it doesn't seem to reach the GPU which is in the upper right corner. I plan on buying a PC next week anyway I just want to know if I can salvage this.