Fan Problems

Fan Problems

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sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
10 ₧
Sick vid


Any clue what is causing this? It will run like that for 10-20 seconds then cut off. Repeat. However, randomly, it will decide to run fine.

Dell Insprion 1545
Intel Pentium Dual Core @ 2.1 GH
 
 
2011 Jan 2 at 11:20 PST
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 582
295 ₧
There's junk in it?
Today's post brought to you by the letter: "heck".
 
 
2011 Jan 2 at 11:35 PST
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
10 ₧


Temps are normal I guess.

Then the cpu temp goes up to 115 F.


122 F!
They have a fire icon next to them!!!
 
 
2011 Jan 2 at 13:29 PST — Ed. 2011 Jan 2 at 13:34 PST
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
10 ₧
Ok, so the temps reached 133 F and showed no signs of going down.I shut that bitch down asap. Any ideas?
 
 
2011 Jan 2 at 13:40 PST
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2453
159 ₧
I can't play that video :/
Can you physically get to the fan?
...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 
 
2011 Jan 2 at 13:41 PST
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
10 ₧
Will that void my warranty? If not then yes, else no.
 
 
2011 Jan 2 at 13:43 PST
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2453
159 ₧
sprinkles said:
Will that void my warranty?

Well, you tell me that. If you just have to remove a panel to get to it, it most likely won't.
But if you have to break the computer, it just might.

My guess would be that either there's junk in there, like buq said, or the fan is somehow dislocated.
...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 
 
2011 Jan 2 at 13:58 PST
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
10 ₧
There is nothing in there. I mean there is a little bit of dust on the fan fins, but nothing else. Nonetheless, I'm calling Dell to complain.

Warranty expired, Dell wont even let me call them unless I pay a $60 service charge or some shit. Faggots.
 
 
2011 Jan 2 at 14:21 PST — Ed. 2011 Jan 2 at 14:28 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
 
 
2011 Jan 2 at 14:50 PST
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
10 ₧
Fixed. I'll post the solution after a game of LoL.
 
 
2011 Jan 2 at 15:25 PST
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2453
159 ₧
sprinkles said:
There is nothing in there. I mean there is a little bit of dust on the fan fins, but nothing else. Nonetheless, I'm calling Dell to complain.

Warranty expired, Dell wont even let me call them unless I pay a $60 service charge or some shit. Faggots.

Oh, you have a Dell laptop. There's your problem.
...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 
 
2011 Jan 3 at 10:21 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
Mate de Vita said:
sprinkles said:
There is nothing in there. I mean there is a little bit of dust on the fan fins, but nothing else. Nonetheless, I'm calling Dell to complain.

Warranty expired, Dell wont even let me call them unless I pay a $60 service charge or some shit. Faggots.

Oh, you have a Dell laptop. There's your problem.

Hey! This one works fine! It's just very poorly designed, from a point of view of heat dissipation.
 
 
2011 Jan 3 at 10:52 PST
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 582
295 ₧
The fun thing is that having a Dell laptop probably is the fault for most over-heatings.

I added the "-" there because I don't know if it's one word, or if it's separated. The line has a magical power of making every-thing b-a-ing spe-led correctl-ey.
Today's post brought to you by the letter: "heck".
 
 
2011 Jan 3 at 13:09 PST
sprinkles

Chrome Whore
2009 Sep 6 • 2547
10 ₧
buq25 said:
overheatings.

 
 
2011 Jan 3 at 14:49 PST
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 902
17 ₧
sprinkles said:
Lack of promised solution.


My guesses:
-clogged fan (although it sounds like not, in your opinion)
-dislocated fan bearing (a bit more likely, typically has audible symptom of terrible grinding or clicking)
-some part of an on-demand cooling system is out of whack (lots of systems scale fan speed to internal temps by default)
-loose power wire to the fan being wiggled out of place by fan vibration and then settling back into place on the contacts (doesn't seem likely, it would probably wiggle completely off in this scenario, but it is still possible)

What was it?!
BOO
 
 
2011 Jan 4 at 14:54 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
Really poor design where the air cannot flow around the laptop sufficiently, resulting in massive heat gain very quickly?
 
 
2011 Jan 4 at 16:26 PST
SolidKAYOS
Count Adelaide

Roar Of The Tigress Medal
2007 Jun 24 • 84
68 ₧
buq25 said:
The fun thing is that having a Dell laptop probably is the fault for most over-heatings.

I added the "-" there because I don't know if it's one word, or if it's separated. The line has a magical power of making every-thing b-a-ing spe-led correctl-ey.

I love your signature. Im going to facebook that shit.
Make awkward sexual advances, not war.
Down Rodeo said:
Dammit, this was the one place that didn't have this, but noooooo, molkman pisses all over that
 
 
2011 Jan 4 at 17:47 PST
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