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#1 Keichin

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 08:15 PM

I recently started receiving the following error message on my Toshiba A45-S121,

"Warning: A problem with the cooling system has been detected. Please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service."

I've found a couple of posts on the internet regarding the same issue. I'd like to figure out how to diagnose the validity of the claim. Any advice?

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 09:44 PM

Maybe one or more of you fans have failed - usually PCs will have a detction device that will notice one of them failing...?
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#3 Keichin

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:56 PM

The fan is most certianly running. In fact, I've heard it run much faster in the past. It's a laptop, and I hear those are trick y to mess around inside.

If we rule out the fan, what else could it be?

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 10:24 PM

You might want to download Everest Home Edition and check to see what your temperatures are running. This program is free, and mirrors the specs in your BIOS, the beauty of this is that you don't have to access the BIOS to monitor the specs. Motherboards have thermistors that are located at the PCU, and when the temperature exceeds the set limit will usually shut down the computer keeping it from frying.

One consideration may be that it needs a little cleaning, due to the small space of the case house hold dust, lent, cat fur, etc. can cause an obstruction for the air flow. You could try blowing it out with some canned air.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 10:40 PM

Will do.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 10:22 AM

Try blowing out the intake and exhaust ports on the laptop with compressed air. Past that, you'd have to go into the case to see if there's anything causing this. That's best left for a certified technician.
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 12:41 AM

EVEREST lists the temps as follows:

Motherboard: 42C or 108F
CPU: 40C or 104F

This doesn't seem hot. Is it?

edit: I haven't shot air through it yet. I will as soon as I get a little spyware incident taken care of.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:58 PM

Motherboard is pretty hot, but the CPU isn't - I'm not really familiar with laptop temps tho - but I would think that the mobo is a bit too hot for comfort!
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