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Laptop Fan Runs, But Does not Move Air Out


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#1 Will Cunningham

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:51 AM

Hi all,

 

For the past 2 months or so, I've noticed my laptop fan doesn't move air out through the vent.  This has led to a few overheating issues.

 

Yesterday, I opened up the laptop, and cleaned the fan and vents out.  Then, I updated the system BIOS and set the fan to run whenever the laptop is on.  The fan still isn't moving air.

 

I know the fan is running (I can see it moving when I look through the vent with a flashlight), but it isn't moving any air.

 

Laptop:  HP Notebook 2000 with Windows 7 Home Professional.

 

Is there anything I can do to fix this?



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:44 AM

Hi,

Are you looking through the inlet or the exhaust vent? Have yoou tried using a short length of thread to see the direction of air movement near the vent?

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:52 PM

I was looking through the exhaust vent. 

 

I took the laptop apart again today and blew some more air into the exhaust and inlet vents.  The fan is now moving air again.  I suspect I didn't do a thorough

job the first time I cleaned it.

 

Thanks for replying.






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