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Hi,

I just received a replacement fan for a dell inspiron 6400 as the last one was very noisy(barings gone) and when I boot it spins for a second then stops. It continues to do this while using the laptop, just spins and stops repeatidly. The thing is I have run core temp and the temps where fine(49 degrees) even using orthos under full load it only hit 71 degrees. I'm not sure these figures are correct as the underside was getting very hot. I checked in the bios and could not see anything for fan speed or temp. I also took the laptop apart again and hooked up the old fan. This also did not start straight away. Have I failed to reconnect a sensor or something?????
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Fan spins fine until operating system starts to load(post)
Tried updating bios which did not help.
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Im pretty sure the fan will kick in fully when it feels the need, My old laptop did the same thing, But now I have a Phenom II in my current one all I hear is the fan ¬.¬
   
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Check your power saver settings on your laptop.
    
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post #5 of 5
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Fixed

Turns out the ground and sensor wire where the wrong way around in the plug. Thats what I get for buying cheap parts from Hong kong. Simple fix once I had figured that out

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