04-19-2012 03:05 AM - edited 04-19-2012 04:00 AM
My T410 (2522 NS7) is giving Fan error...sometimes only...... I cleaned the fan and updated BIOS etc but still same....
Its happening some times only
Help me please
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04-19-2012 06:18 AM
I had something similar in T500 a while ago, turned out it had to replaced.
What you could do, is to get compressed air and try to blow into vents, sometimes it is just too dirty. Otherwise I would collect some screenshoots with this error and call Lenovo service.
04-22-2012 09:33 AM
Good advice - canned air can temporarily unstick the fan. Fan error on start up means the fan didn't spin up - - either the fan motor failed, or more often the grease has solidified or the bearings are in a bit of a bind - it doesn't take much.
I would recommend replacing the fan.
05-15-2012 11:51 AM
after testing i can confirm that this happens when the laptop has been sitting off for a while.
i noticed one T410 that was working fine, after it was turned off (not used) for a while , i try to power it up and all the sudden i see the "Fan Error". i then did a BIOS update using a bootable CD which started the fan again but I can't say for sure if the error will re-surface.
i hope the above info will help and maybe lenovo will have a permanent BIOS fix
05-15-2012 07:00 PM
06-04-2012 10:14 PM
I'm having the same problem here. I removed the keyboard and manually started the fan spinning with the tip of a pen, then squirted a bit of very light oil on what I thougth was the bearings of the fan. Seems to be going OK for now, but to be sure I'll not turn it off until I can order a replacement fan.
I just called Lenovo service to see if the'd be of any help... They refused to speak with because I wasn't under warranty and wouldn't give them a credit card. Then I spoke with general Lenovo information and they said they weren't aware of any fan issues on the T410 :-)!
I'm very disappointed that Lenovo is a joke these days, especially their service. The only good thing I can say about Thinkpad laptops (I've had 4 in about 3 years, plus their miserable Thinkpad Tablet which has never worked properly) is that they're so simply built that I can swap out parts pretty easily on my own.
But I shouldn't have to deal with this crap. It's not like the T410 was a budget laptop when I bought it 1.5 years ago.
Lenovo, your service is crappy and your premium products break.
Why should I buy another Lenovo product?
05-02-2013 07:16 AM
05-06-2013 10:18 AM
Hej, did you fix your fan error problem by replacing the fan?
My fan is working every second time I turn the machine on.
Seem to work better when you use the computer and not let it 'rest'....