11-15-2018 03:18 AM - edited 11-15-2018 03:18 AM
So my X230 started to show a "CPU Fan Error" error lately at boot, although it's very inconsistent. I turn it off and turn it on again and it boots normally. I have used a monitoring software (SpeedFan) to see if my temperatures are okay and I saw that my temps usually range from 69-75. SpeedFan also doesn't show the fan speed or detects the laptop fan. I tried opening up the laptop myself and saw that whenever I turn it on, the fan woud speed really fast at boot then stops, which led me to believe that I had to replace the fan. So I took my laptop to a local repair shop (to free me the hassle of replacing the fan myself) but as soon as I got there, the technician just told me that the fan is okay, it only spins when the CPU gets too hot and stops spinning if it isn't (which I think is complete BS), but I would like to consult other people and see if this is really the case.
P.S I'm new here so pardon if I make any mistake of posting this.