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Fan problem with HP m1270n

by mrgondek41 / January 31, 2009 12:09 AM PST


I've had my HP for 4 or 5 years, and recently, it seems the fan (or something that sounds like one) is running more often if not almost constantly. Sometimes it runs for 5 minutes, and other times it lasts so long I just shut down my PC. Ideas?

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Cooling fan
by zak244 / January 31, 2009 2:19 AM PST

Ever opened up the case and cleaned out the inside? A lot of dust collects on the cpu fan, and it could be raising the temp enough that the cooling fan kicks in under circumstances where it wasn't needed before.

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Have you been doing your yearly cleaning?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2009 2:43 AM PST
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