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I have a kind of fun problem with my laptop (Mitac 8060).
The fans starts spinning when I boot up, but stops after a few seconds.
This makes the computer freeze since the cpu gets a little hot.

So I wonder: What may cause the problem and can it be fixed?
post #2 of 7
If it stops after a few seconds it's most likely your PSU. Your CPU won't overheat that fast.

Try a different PSU if you have one lying around.
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bud, its a laptop..

I had this with my old HP laptop... it was to make it quiet and there was no way to make it spin cause of the motherboards programing, so i picked up one of these laptop coolers. Worked great!

Now i have a new HP since that one died, but i still use the cooler.

heres the link to all the coolers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

I got this one, the Vantec LapCool2 cause its only $20 and the new Lapcool 4 is $45

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834999412


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bud, its a laptop..

I had this with my old HP laptop... it was to make it quiet and there was no way to make it spin cause of the motherboards programing, so i picked up one of these laptop coolers. Worked great!

Now i have a new HP since that one died, but i still use the cooler.

heres the link to all the coolers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

I got this one, the Vantec LapCool2 cause its only $20 and the new Lapcool 4 is $45

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834999412


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My mistake, I came from the live box on the main page so I didn't bother to check what forum I was in. I'll make sure I check next time before posting useless crap
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maybe your fans are clogged with dust.check that first.
    
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My mistake, I came from the live box on the main page so I didn't bother to check what forum I was in. I'll make sure I check next time before posting useless crap
No problem.

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Originally Posted by pang786 View Post
maybe your fans are clogged with dust.check that first.
The first thing i did was to deassembled the whole laptop and I now think the problem is a dead fan controller. :/

I think I'm gonna try to solder the fans on some 5V source on the motherboard.
post #7 of 7
be careful man,you dont wanna F*#k everything up by connecting the wires incorrectly.
anyway,good luck man.i hope for the best.
    
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