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Laptop Fan not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by leenga, Feb 23, 2007.

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  1. leenga

    leenga Thread Starter

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    Compaq Presario 1720US

    I noticed that the fan quit working so I bought a replacement. Put the new one in and it still didn't run. Checked the fan (with a battery) and it works. (should have done this before buying one)

    If it is not the fan itself, what else could it be?
     
  2. spdabbs

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    Is the laptop actually overheating? If not, it's likely that the fan only kicks in when the CPU hits a certain temperature.
     
  3. bonk

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    I believe there is a switch mechanism on the board with the fan that could be faulty

    When you put the fan in it isn't trapped anywhere is it?
     
  4. leenga

    leenga Thread Starter

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    i don't leave it on long enough for it to overheat, i just assumed it would - the fan used to run alot so it was quite noticable when it quit

    it used to run as soon as I turned on the computer but now it doesn't

    i'll have to look into it further
     
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