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Laptop fan; not starting, help!

Acer Travelmate
June 8, 2006 at 14:07:37
Specs: Windows XP, -

Okay, my laptop is being a pain in the butt. It's an Acer Travelmate C310, and I know that the fan is either working really badly or, most likely, broken. I've got a fan ordered, and it'll be replaced within several days hopefully, but I'm not sure if my problem pertains just to the fan problem.

Whenever I try to turn on the power to my laptop, it just won't turn on. Normally, my computer will get really hot, and I'll unplug it and it'll cool down a bit, and then I have to plug it in 2.5 hours later when the battery's dying (I know, reallly bad battery), and then I'll just turn it off as soon as I can to keep it from just automatically turning off (which it does quite often). But these last few days, it's been worse. And what's weird is, as I try to turn it back on, sometime it won't turn on. Since last night, I've completely shut it down, opened it up, tried to clean out the fan a little, tinkered around with the hard drive, removing it and putting it back in, and the problem's just not fixing itself. (Before I opened it up), it just wouldn't turn on at all, no matter how hard I tried. Do you think that this will be solved as I get a new fan, or does this sound like a completely seperate problem - and if so, any suggestions on how to fix it?

Please help, I'm going crazy without my laptop. :-P


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#1
June 8, 2006 at 15:22:49

I think you know that you need to wait for your fan or you will do further damage to your computer.That is why you ordered the fan.

If it's running hot it's saying....Hello McFly,anybody home.

Don't use it until you get the new fan
installed.

If it still runs hot then take the next
steps.

Right now your saying "I ordered a fan because my laptop was overheating,yet I'm not waiting for it to arrive."


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#2
June 8, 2006 at 15:25:08

Kinda, but not really. I am waiting for the fan, but I figured it'd be fine to use the laptop in moderation until it does arrive. The thing I'm asking, is if the computer not starting at all/showing any sign of life is related to not having a fan working properly, or if it's a different problem that I'd need to get fixed. My problem isn't that when I turn my computer on, it's running hot, it's that it's not turning on at all.

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#3
June 8, 2006 at 17:32:25

I think maybe you should compare your question to driving an automobile with a cooling fan for the radiator that did not work.

You could continue on testing for other problems ignoring the overheating issue.

You could wait until you got the cooling fan
for the radiator to avoid damage to other parts.

I seem to be at a loss to what your question
is,so maybe someone else will post a better reply.

Overheating in moderation until you get the fan still damages other parts.


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