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Token Ring
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T410 CPU fan failures?

So I've replaced my fair share of T61 CPU fans due to them dying out, locking up and giving a fan error upon boot.

 

Now I'm starting to see a rash of CPU fan failures with brand new T410 units.

Anyone else in the repair biz see a growing trend of this? Or is it just me?

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Re: T410 CPU fan failures?

I have not seen any, but lots of T61 fans.  T61 fans seem to die after 3 years

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Re: T410 CPU fan failures?

i just got a fan error upon boot up.  this is a failure of my cpu fan? how much should this be to repair?

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Re: T410 CPU fan failures?

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"T61 fans seem to die after 3 years"

 

More like 2 years 10 months  Smiley Wink

Our fleet of T400 units are starting to age as well but I'm seeing more T410 fan failures than T400 failures

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Re: T410 CPU fan failures?

"i just got a fan error upon boot up.  this is a failure of my cpu fan? how much should this be to repair?"

 

Yes this is indicative of a CPU fan failure.

Check for an authorized warranty repair depot in your area or contact Lenovo

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Re: T410 CPU fan failures?

my machine is out of warranty.
Token Ring
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Re: T410 CPU fan failures?

What model is it?

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Re: T410 CPU fan failures?

i sent you a pm kicker
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Re: T410 CPU fan failures?

Depending on the problem, it might be fixable.
My parent's have a 14" T60 whose fan started to grind after three years. Clearing out the dust helped a little but the grinding continued. Ultimately, it took a few drops of some random yellow lubricant obtained from a car mechanic that pretty much fixed the grinding issue.
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Re: T410 CPU fan failures?

I've had my brand new T410 for less than 3 weeks and this morning I've just seen the "fan error" message and unable to boot Smiley Sad.

 

I found a blog post here, http://apttech.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/lenovo-t410-fan-error/ , which suggested tapping near the fan exhaust.  I've done this and the machine has booted now.  I'm terrified of turning it off again.

 

Pretty ropey really.  I thought ThinkPads were supposed to be built like tanks.


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