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by jerseyrock / December 20, 2013 4:29 AM PST

My p755 laptop constantly tells me there is a cooling system problem and I should return it to Toshiba for fixing. But of course it's out of warranty.

Fan usually seems to still be working. And sometimes after a while the error message goes away.

I use Windows 7 64 bit.

Any ideas?

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Are you using the canned air every month?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2013 6:04 AM PST

I'm losing count of folk that reply "What is canned air?"

For the record, this is really good news for the PC industry and sales.

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No I'm not using the canned air every month
by jerseyrock / December 21, 2013 12:49 AM PST

Uh -- I know that you can use canned-air to clean out keyboards in specific circumstances, but was not aware it was a monthly ritual, and was not aware the ritual is supposed to include using it on the fan (through the fan vent I suppose?).

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Once a month is when it hasn't been done.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2013 1:01 AM PST

It's sort of the catch up routine. Even at the office we hit this area every other month or less if we are busy but since it's part of the routine there is rarely any buildup after a few years.

There are fine videos about getting the blasts into the vents and it's a "blast" since we don't want to spin the fan to supersonic speeds.

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That could mean
by Jimmy Greystone / December 20, 2013 9:32 PM PST

That could mean the fan isn't spinning as fast as it should be. As repairs go, replacing a fan is generally pretty cheap. The part itself is probably only $10-$20, so the main expense is really the labor for putting it in.

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