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jkosha
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fan error at startup in ibm thinkpad t42

i always get fan error at startup in my  ibm thinkpad t42 since 1 week. i press esc key at error and that is the only way my system startup. its not in warranty and will like to try to fix it on my own. please help. i am worried

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Re: fan error at startup in ibm thinkpad t42

try cleaning the fan, if that don't work, then you may need a new fan/heatsink unit. There is also a possibility of hardware problem, but that is usually very rare. 

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
akibu
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Re: fan error at startup in ibm thinkpad t42

Try bblowing some air into the fan lover when the system is off. Then turn the system on and put your hand at the louver to see if it blows air. If this doesnt work, run PC doctor for DOS ( available at  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-56222) and check the problem. If this doesnt work either, replace the fan.

jkosha
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Re: fan error at startup in ibm thinkpad t42

 hey thanks for reply but i dont know where exactly is fan located in my laptop(thinkpad t42).please help.....!!!!

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Re: fan error at startup in ibm thinkpad t42

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-

 

follow the manual

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
computerstar
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Re: fan error at startup in ibm thinkpad t42

I suspect the fan is faulty. Replacing it will help.

Good luck.

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Rafiq
Microsoft and Apple certified professional.
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