Cpu Fan issue

Gateway / Ma3
January 14, 2009 at 13:14:58
Specs: Windows XP, Amd Dual Core, 1 gb
I have a gateway laptop, the cpu fan comes on for like 10 secs and goes off. I replaced it with a new fan and it does the same thing. Does it mean that the board is bad?

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January 14, 2009 at 13:20:12
Sounds like you have a temp controlled fan. Its not hot enough for the fan to come on.

I THINK if there are four pins, it is temp controlled.

Does it ever come on after it goes off?
ie, when the laptop is hot.

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January 14, 2009 at 14:10:06
Yep, all laptops have temp-controlled fans. It saves a bit of battery power.

Sitting at the desktop, the fan will rarely even spin up, if at all. Fire up a game, and the fan will blast out all of the warm air at max. speed.

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January 14, 2009 at 15:37:08
The laptop is overheating and shutting down. What I found out that is weird is if I dont screw in the screws on the heatsink tightly,the fan will stay running but the computer still shuts off on its own. If the screws are screwed in tightly the fan will run for like 5 seconds and then shut off. The computer will overheat and shut off within 5 minutes.

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