02-07-2011 07:25 AM
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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02-07-2011 09:13 AM
I have not seen any, but lots of T61 fans. T61 fans seem to die after 3 years
02-07-2011 09:22 AM - edited 02-07-2011 09:26 AM
"T61 fans seem to die after 3 years"
More like 2 years 10 months
Our fleet of T400 units are starting to age as well but I'm seeing more T410 fan failures than T400 failures
02-07-2011 09:28 AM
"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
02-07-2011 09:33 AM
02-11-2011 01:17 AM
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 .
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.