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2013-11-13, 13:38 PM

I have an older x220 laptop.  I'm concerned the fan is not working.  It doesn't seem to turn on (ever).  How can I test it?  Any suggestions on video/tutorial for replacing it (if necessary)?


I was sitting w/ my laptop in bed last night and noticed it seemed very hot.  I downloaded a temperature program and it was running 90-92 degrees.  The fan never seems to turn on.  I don't know if it's because I'm missing a driver when I wiped the PC and loaded Windows 8 or what.  Any thoughts appreciated.


Thanks for your time ! :smileyvery-happy:


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2013-11-14, 6:10 AM



Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!


I’m sorry to hear that fan in your Lenovo ThinkPad X220 doesn’t seem to work properly.


The temperature range you have mentioned is totally inacceptable. Your hardware will wear and tear faster if it's continuously running at high temperature. It also leads to auto shutdown and also premature system failure.


Ensure that air vents are not blocked and there is a proper air flow. Start using compatible cooling pads which will help in the flow of cool air into the underside vents of the laptop. The higher the load the hotter a computer will run and Windows 8 has more processes hence more load. But can’t suspect Windows 8 alone to cause the overheating issue. Clean out the vents and fan and make sure that it is dust free.


Refer here to see how the device has to be disassembled.


Hope this helps!


Best regards,


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