proper direction for colling fans in P30

Toshiba / P30
March 31, 2011 at 16:53:24
Specs: Windows XP SP3, 3.2/512MB

I have a Toshiba P30 and I am having what I think is over heating problems. I had this problem before and I took it all apart and cleaned it out.

I have been in Mexico for the last 7 days and I am having a lot of problems with it suddenly powering off. I am assuming it is dirty again, but I did notice something when trying to blow any dust and dirt from inside. The fans seem to be sucking air inside. I confirmed this by putting a small piece of paper on the fan screen. Instead of it blowing away it stuck to the screen. Internet research has told me that some fans suck and some fans blow. Could anyone confirm for me that the Toshiba P30 is suppose to suk air in. The problem with this is it also sucks dirt in anyone that has been to Mexico knows it is very dusty.

When I had the computer apart last year I don't remember disconnecting any wires for the fans, but my memory isn't what it used to be. I was wondering if I got them backwards.

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March 31, 2011 at 16:56:11
Could someone also confirm whether the P30 has heat sensors. I tried to install Speedfan but id did not seem to show me anything.

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March 31, 2011 at 17:36:26
All fans "suck" & "blow". You can't have one without the other. There should be one vent that acts as the fresh air intake & another that exhausts the hot air from the CPU/heatsink. And all cooling fans suck in dirt, dust, hair, crumbs, etc. That's why they all need to be cleaned occasionally with compressed air, some more than others depending on the conditions they're used in.

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