Overheats Fan isnt spinning

Toshiba /
September 20, 2009 at 18:32:09
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S72416
It overheats at anytask requiring 25% or more cpu power. The fan in the bottom doesnt spin. Could it clogged with dust or just a error making it not spin. I updated my BIOS but still nothing

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#1
September 20, 2009 at 18:37:50
If the fan isn't working, I strongly advice to substitude the currupt fan.
Otherwise the processor may die by overheating.

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#2
September 20, 2009 at 18:51:35
I have a Fan under it at all times now but i called staples and asked and they said it would be 370$$ :O! for fan replacement. Could the problem be anything easy like a switch turned off.


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#3
September 20, 2009 at 19:09:15
I guess, it's not.
If the machine is powered off, can you spin it manually by hand?
It should then turn a few rounds by itself.
If not, the ball bearing is corrupt.

Btw: Is it a desktop pc or a notebook?


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#4
September 21, 2009 at 12:16:32
It's a laptop and ill try your idea.

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#5
September 25, 2009 at 12:36:05
So ya i spun the fan and it wouldnt spin on it's own it went back to where is was like there was a spring holding it back

>:O My brother punched the top of the laptop and the screen is all cracked how much is this fix going to cost?


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#6
September 25, 2009 at 13:21:33
I've no idea. You might have to check eBay or whatever, to get possibly a cheep used one.
Why do one punsh on a laptop???
I have never heard of one, that a punsh on a computer ever helped on a problem. It only helps hardware dealers.

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