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HP DV3t fan goes beserk

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Frank Berger, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Frank Berger

    Frank Berger Guest

    My dv3t has a weird fan issue. When I tilt the PC or move it suddenly the
    fan comes on like gangbusters. Doesn't sound like bad bearings, just
    running really, really, really fast. I can stop it by hitting the top of
    the PC sometimes or by blowing into the exhaust vent, especially with
    compressed air. I've got an estimate to take apart to clean the PC for $75.
    Does this symptom sound familiar to anyone. Is it likely to need a new fan.

    I've had the PC cleaned once before It accumulates a lot of dust and a
    surprisingly small dust bunny in the fan stopped it completely and caused
    overheating and shut-down. This time the PC is not running hot at all.

    Any thoughts? Thanks.
    Frank Berger, Mar 20, 2013
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