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Replace the fan in the heatsink, recovering your cuts with the aluminum tape. I was concerned the hairdryer would damage other parts, but all seems to be fine. Displays "Fan Error" with two beeps Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content ‎03-09-2012 06:50 PM Lenovo Thinkpad t420sOn domingo garcia July 17, 2009 | re: fan failure -- To press ESC while the T42 boots….

The problem is that the seller sent me a short fan assembly and when the technician opened my laptop we found out it needs the long heatsink, the one that cools ashtay August 16, 2010 | Hi, anybody knows where to purchase the IBM laptop fan in Singapore? It could cause a short. Spin to verify the fan speeds freely and noise free.

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Stere0123 March 21, 2009 | i have a thinkpad r40, it started showing fan error EVERY time i started it up. Yes No Voted Undo Score 21 Cancel Comments: This is what I do from time to time. So I put back my old fan without thermal grease and it works. It is glued to the chip in the middle of the motherboard, and I cannot get it out.

You have to be careful here, to NOT choose the OS optimized default (unless you are really using UEFI secure boot). Thanks. Bad fuse on MB. Lenovo Support On these pages you'll find witch fan belongs to your laptop.

July 6 by notiosha Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete this zzzzzz? Tpfancontrol and one fan spins during BIOS for a small period of time while the smaller fan does not spin at all. I didn't need to apply much force to get it loose from the CPU and the superb manual is useful to even the beginner DIY. http://www.insidemylaptop.com/ibm-thinkpad-laptop-displays-fan-error-message-on-bootup/ I have one question: I opened her up and noticed 2 fans.

Both were related to settings when AC power is connected. Bios Do you know if the video card in your laptop is a discrete unit? Skip to Main Content Home File Recovery Guide Repair Tools Find Your Guide Menu Home File Recovery Guide Repair Tools Find Your Guide 19 May 2008 IBM ThinkPad displays fan error Your cable could be bad.

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But long will also go for both. the machine will not allow itself to be started unless the fan has been tested positively by the BIOS. San Error The fan has four holes, however the manufacturer only had one screw holding it down, hence the fan was not properly secure and it has been vibrating on the case and Lenovo Power Manager Did I do something wrong?

Take a closer look at the fan. Over time, a ThinkPad's fan vents can accumulate a lot of debris that is difficult to remove without an alcohol-based cleanser.Step 6Blow compressed air into the vents to remove any remaining I changed them to read "Maximum Battery" which is the same setting for when Battery Power is used, which is the only time the laptop is working appropriately. Ty June 17 by april garner Wow that actually works... Lenovo Warranty

More likely, however, is that the fan is burned out and is not working any more. Cheerio, Dante Rob November 19, 2009 | I have a t41p. you will need to disassemble, reapply thermal paste, and reassemble the laptop. ====== My problem is that I replaced my T42 fan, and now 3 months later the brand-new fan is You can get 2 syringes of thermal paste from Hong Kong for about $2.00 on ebay (shipped) if you shop around.

The cooling fan comes together with the heat sink, that's why you'll have to replace the whole fan assembly. TKS for the post!! Could be bad memory.

Sometimes the fan stops working simply because of accumulated dusty buildup.Step 7Plug in your ThinkPad, reattach the battery and boot up the system.

Now my laptop is running smoothly, thanks for all the info! Fan spins (at low speeds) fine. Was this answer helpful? I followed your directions to get to the fan (short fan in this case) and it was a bit dirty but spun ok when I physically moved it.

Sometimes, internal components not fitted properly causes such error. Have you tried a different Ethernet cable. Guaranteed the fan is no longer spinning. but likely some trouble in start up,, show fan errors then it turn off self, but if I press Escape then it will loading again like normal start up..how it is

Monika March 6, 2009 | Greetings - took apart my laptop according to the above instructions - which are AWESOME = my fru # is 91P8393. So I guess that's why the blowing cures the error - blowing though there does move the blades. If it does a strange noise, it's the bearings. Where can I Download a Legit Copy...

Thx Scott May 31, 2010 | Clayton, I had the same problem with my T42. When you removed the heat sink, did you remove thermal grease? maureen November 1, 2008 | After replacing the fan (I have rec'd the dreaded black screen with fan error), will I have lost any data once the fan is replaced? Thanks, Kristen IML Tech November 16, 2009 | Kristen, Same error with my T42.

Was this answer helpful? January 18 by warriorpacific Worked! I found out it was my cpu fan that was overheating so i bought a new one zalman cnps7000a-cu. Sounds like a problem with the motherboard.

It was not obvious what part was even going to come off as this section of the fan sits on top of a separate do-dad. Du kannst diese Einstellung unten ändern. drew pompa August 13, 2010 | Thanks IML Tech…. but likely some trouble in start up,, show fan errors then it turn off self, but if I press Escape then it will loading again like normal start up..how it is

I was able to see that the fan was in very good condition - it was just what must be from some battlefield that was preventing it from spinning correctly. This happens when I reconnect the old dysfunctional fan as well now (I pass the fan error by blowing air with my mouth and the fan spins for a few seconds). After this message the screen and the laptop itself turn down.