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Dunkaroos
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SL500 Fan

my computer has been on for 5 hours and for 4 of those hours it was idle. my fan has been roaring as if i am running too many programs. it does a lot even if i don't touch it for awhile.

is there a way to make my fan not constantly sound like this? i have a BIG fear of my fan breaking because that happened with my x30 in december. i turn it off everynight. please help

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hyvokar
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Re: SL500 Fan

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It could be that your fear has come true.
Has your SL500's fan always been that noisy?

I bought SL500, because reviews said that's it's really silent one. I've been using mine for a month now and I can tell that the fan is near silent even when the processor is being run at 100% load -- I cannot hear it if there's any background noise present. To me it sadly sounds that your SL500's fan could be failing.

Message Edited by hyvokar on 07-20-2009 11:32 AM
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Dunkaroos
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Re: SL500 Fan

this computer is brand new, from christmas. i have up two AOL screennames up separately (AIM+), ICQ, and MSN at start up. could that slow it down? it wasn't that noisy but it started when i was using utorrent the other day.
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Dunkaroos
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ok another thing that i just remembered lol:

whenever i use firefox now it's been kicking on (the fan) and it does it whenever i go on facebook. facebook also freezes.

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Dunkaroos
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Re: SL500 Fan

just called lenovo. my fan is going. getting a box sent to my house to ship it out to get replaced. thanks hyvokar.
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hyvokar
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No problem, glad I could help. Cheers!
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Dunkaroos
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going to UPS today to drop off my computer.  I just recorded the fan, what it sounds like when it's happening.  I knew it was about to start so I got my camera ready.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kh6fMbvAx0

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Re: SL500 Fan

if you haven't already sent the laptop away, you should check what temperature your various components get to when the fan spin at full speed using TPfancontrol. 
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Jin Li

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Dunkaroos
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i didn't ship it out yet. doing it tomorrow now instead.  did anybody watch the video? is that what fan errors sound like?

i just installed that program. need to restart and I'll get back to this thread!

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Dunkaroos
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Re: SL500 Fan

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I'm confused.  I have the program, and it says 11 pwr 10C as the temps

switch is 10C

states Fan 0

speed 0 RPM

 

20 minutes later it's the same except state says fan 128. i put it to BIOS mode.

Message Edited by Dunkaroos on 07-27-2009 12:10 PM