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X201 Fan not automatically starting

2017-03-14, 14:06 PM

Hi all!

I have had this issue for a long time now, but only just getting round to posting finally.

I know others have posted about fan issues but mine seems different and tried everything on the other threads with no luck.

I will bullet point things so it is easier to understand;


*Fan will not start on boot and will stay off until temperature causes shutdown.

*Fan works fine in BIOS.

*If I blow into the fan to get it spinning it starts up and will then stay functional, even after reboots, until it is properly shut down.

*Tried TPFanControl on each setting and fan still does not start. It does control the fan as it should if 
I maually kickstart the fan.

*On Windows 10 - tried reverting to Windows 7 but the issue persisted so returned back to Win10.

*Replaced the fan twice, no change.

*Never had the "fan error" popup.


I think that covers everything, and the issue seems to be the initial kick to get the fan spinning as is fine afterwards. Any help would be extremely appreciated.


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