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Serial Port
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Registered: ‎02-22-2011
Location: singapore
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Y460P : Fan permanently in high gear

Previously, the fan would be completely silent unless i ran an intensive application (e.g. a game). Now, whenever i start up windows, the fan kicks into high gear within a few minutes even if i am not running anything intensive. It's loud enough to create a persistent noise.

 

I took off the back panel so that i could clean some dust out of the grills that might have been blocking the fan intake, but i don't see any difference afterwards, the fan is still noisy after a startup.

 

Laptop feels cold to the touch as well.

 

Any ideas? The laptop no longer has warranty.

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Registered: ‎08-28-2011
Location: Thailand
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Re: Y460P : Fan permanently in high gear

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Hi Question,

 

try by cleaning the cooling system thoroughly, not only the air intake...

http://www.zynox.net/lenovo-y560-heat-problems/

 

maybe the fan itself has noisy worn-out bearings and need replacement...

http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/OEM-NEW-LENOVO-IDEAPAD-Y460-Y460A-Y460P-Y460A-CPU-FAN-/250888791453?pt=LH...

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=y460p+fan&_sacat=0&_odkw=y560p+fan&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m2...

 

good Luck... Zehn

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Re: Y460P : Fan permanently in high gear

I updated to the latest version of BIOS and it appears to be much better. The fan actually does lower in volume now. I guess it was the BIOS settings that control the fan speed...