laptop suddenly stop working and the fan keep

August 16, 2011 at 10:45:56
Specs: Windows XP
laptop suddenly stop working and the fan keeps working .. the wifi led will come up..the laptop fan will spin for 1 min and it goes off

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August 16, 2011 at 23:05:05
This could be predominantly due to overheating. However, please provide more details so that we can help you with better solution.
Make and model number of your laptop
Year of purchase
Operating system
Do you restart the laptop at least once in a day ?
Have you done all windows updates regularly?
Was there any power surge in your area recently?
Make of the antivirus? Is it updated with latest patches?

Solution 1: (If the laptop is under warranty opening the laptop will make warranty void)
Open the laptop case, so you can access the CPU fan and the heatsink. In some cases you can access the heatsink through the latch on the bottom of the laptop. Sometimes you have to open the laptop case all the way down.
Carefully disconnect the fan cables on the system board and remove the fan. If the fan makes unusual sound when it spins (grinding sound), I would recommend to replace the fan.
Clean the fan and the heatsink with compressed air.
I would also recommend removing old thermal grease from the CPU and applying new grease for better heat conductivity.

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