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My laptop fan won't spin


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My laptop fan just moves a bit and stops then moves again and stops.
It keeps doing that over and over but won't start spinning.
Sometimes it just suddenly starts working normally but usually not.
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Most likely the fan needs to be replaced. Unfortunately low cost has become more important than quality, so things don't last like they should.
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Hello,
First you have to check if there is any dust or anything is stacked if not then you have change it...
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I took it to "repair shop" (not sure if that is the right word for it) couple weeks earlier and they cleaned it and said it looks fine.
But the thing is that when it tries to spin it looks like it gets stuck on something and immediately stops.
Does that happen when fan needs replacement?
Oh and thanks a lot for replying!

Edited by qwerty12345, 07 August 2013 - 11:22 AM.

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The bearing can go, which means that the fan blades are not where they are supposed to be.
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My laptop fan just moves a bit and stops then moves again and stops.
It keeps doing that over and over but won't start spinning.
Sometimes it just suddenly starts working normally but usually not.

Does your fan have a shroud over it,if so these shrouds/covers are good about making dust balls that get lodged inside the shroud/cover case. The only way i know of to get rid of that and or check the cover is to take the laptop apart so you can access the fan/shroud...
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My laptop fan just moves a bit and stops then moves again and stops.
It keeps doing that over and over but won't start spinning.
Sometimes it just suddenly starts working normally but usually not.

Does your fan have a shroud over it,if so these shrouds/covers are good about making dust balls that get lodged inside the shroud/cover case. The only way i know of to get rid of that and or check the cover is to take the laptop apart so you can access the fan/shroud...

I don't think there is a shroud but i'm not 100% sure. They said they cleaned it from dust in the computer repair place so i'm guessing they took it apart there.
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The bearing can go, which means that the fan blades are not where they are supposed to be.

Now that i think about it i remember that before this happened the fan started to make a bit wierd noise (it still does it if it decides to spin).
So could that be it?
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Now that i think about it i remember that before this happened the fan started to make a bit wierd noise (it still does it if it decides to spin).
So could that be it?


The fan should not make a strange noise and if it is, then it could be the bearings. Fans are not that expensive, although the labor to replace them, if you can't do it yourself, can be expensive.
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The bearing can go, which means that the fan blades are not where they are supposed to be.

Now that i think about it i remember that before this happened the fan started to make a bit wierd noise (it still does it if it decides to spin).
So could that be it?

Yep the fan you not be making any noise like that...
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