Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: X Series Laptops
All Forum Topics

36 Posts


United States of America

59 Signins

457 Page Views

  • Posts: 36
  • Registered: ‎12-12-2014
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 457
  • Message 1 of 2

[HELP] X260 won't boot after cleaning CPU Fan

2020-06-02, 22:22 PM

My X260 fan was getting noisy so I tried cleaning it a bit: opened up the case, removed fan, cleaned it with compressed air, mounted it back and it would not boot after. The system beeps a code but I can't translate what it means. 


I am not sure if I damaged the fan or if I damaged the fan connector at the MB. I can't really figure out what is going on and to be honest I do not think I did anything wrong with the rest of the laptop - I only touched the fan. 


Anyone with more experience could she some light? This is a great little laptop and I don't want to waste it because of a silly mistake. 


The forum won't let me attach the audio recording of the system beeping while trying to boot. I suspect the beeps do mean something. 


Thanks in advance,



Lenovo Thinkpad User X201i - X260 - P43s

9153 Posts


United States of America

77966 Signins

2236545 Page Views

  • Posts: 9153
  • Registered: ‎01-13-2008
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 2236545
  • Message 2 of 2

Re:[HELP] X260 won't boot after cleaning CPU Fan

2020-06-03, 0:48 AM



I think your model predates error tones - sort of a "song" and just uses beeps.  Most of the beep codes are described on page 38 of the HMM:





The large print: please read the Community Participation Rules before posting. Include as much information as possible: model, machine type, operating system, and a descriptive subject line. Do not include personal information: serial number, telephone number, email address, etc.

The fine print: I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may contribute and benefit. ... GeezBlog


Communities: English Deutsch Español Português Русскоязычное Česká Slovenská Українська Polski Türkçe Moto English

Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop





No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms