overheating and fan not going.

Toshiba Satellite pro l300-ez1004x noteb...
July 6, 2010 at 06:01:57
Specs: Windows 7
my laptop has been getting very hot the past few weeks, at some stages, the computer has completely turned off because of the heat.
my fan does not seem to be turning on. but occasionaly when it does, its very very noisey.
does anyone know what could be happening?

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July 6, 2010 at 06:22:54
I suspect that you have a bad fan and it will have to be replaced.

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July 6, 2010 at 06:54:21
its not a great deal to change the fan yourself, laptops are a lot easier to take apart and put together than most people realise, it may be that a can of compressed air and a good vacuum will help your situation considerably too.
buy a can from the local computer store $5 for a big can, spray all the vents quite generously you will probably see a lot of dust flying out, vacuum all air vents too then spray and vacuum again.
see how it runs, if that doesnt help you may have toke it apart and change/clean the fan, you can check on youtube for the model and probably get a full strip down video. its quite easy.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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July 6, 2010 at 20:20:37
LMiller7 thanks for the advice, i allready suspected it was broken..
princecorum: thanks, il try the compressed air and vacume, but i might first try youtube and put it apart and clean.
thanks allot

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