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12-30-2010

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Fan error,windows stopped booting,replaced hard drive,Windows boots mouse problem

2012-08-23, 16:54 PM

Hi

My current pc specs

windows 7 ultimate,hdd:320 gb(now replaced),1gb RAm

2 weeks ago my lenovo R61 started showing fan error,I force fully sometimes closed laptop by pressing power button for 5 sec around 10-15 times because it never gets shut down,after opening it by pressing Esc key.

Then I opened it,saw dust,cleaned fan dust.And it worked smoothly but after one day,windows stopped booting at logo glowing screen.It hangs there for so long.Again forcefully shut down.

Luckily i installed ubuntu too on separate partition.It was working normally but few days later,ubuntu also stopped booting.

Then  I thought to replaced my current hard disk(320 gb)  with my older one(It is 160 gb,it has windows 7 installed, i took it from my brother lappy of SL500).

And my pc boots normally,it worked but again with some times showing fan error and on pressing Esc,logging in

windows 7,sometimes mouse automatically right clicks (i have updated mouse drivers).

No fan is available in india of its model,although i have now extra one cooling pad,which keeps laptop cool.

Questions:

Is my hard disk(320 gb) has failed?

Is my fan error eventually going to destroy my motherboard,if i do not replace fan?

Why sometimes fan error comes and some times not, and why mousepad sometimes gets disabled on some parts like taskbar,and then it works,sometimes automatic right clicks ,then later works.?What is problem

 

 

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07-19-2012

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Re: Fan error,windows stopped booting,replaced hard drive,Windows boots mouse problem

2012-08-23, 17:03 PM

Typically, a fan error means you have a bad fan and if not that, probably a motherboard problem.  I would first try ordering a new fan (I will locate a part number for you).

 

Hard shutdowns do damage because the OS could still be writing system information when the PC suddenly goes off, and on the next reboot, you may have a damaged file.

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Re: Fan error,windows stopped booting,replaced hard drive,Windows boots mouse problem

2012-08-24, 14:50 PM

I had another idea this morning.  Since you indicated you've already tried cleaning the fan, you may want to try the steps in this T61 Knowledge Base article before ordering a new fan, just to see if it solves your problem.  It can't hurt to try, as you will need to order a new fan anyway if it doesn't help.  Make sure you follow the steps to replace the thermal grease/paste.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-prior-T-series-ThinkPad/T61-and-T61p-fan-and-heatsink-thermal-grease-and-thermal-pads/ta-p/394627

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2012-08-25, 13:11 PM

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