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Fan not working

  1. #1


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    microsoft windows 8.1 64 bit 6.3.9600

    Fan not working


    My fan stopped working and I don't know what happen. I have a key that's a F11 but do't know how it works. I've been on here for about two hours and it's not gotten hot so I don't know whats up.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Welcome to the forum!

    Um.....what? Is that you Sarah Palin? About as confused as when she speaks. Do you mean your house fan or the fan on your computer? What does F11 key have to do with your fan?

    Can't wait for a response.
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  3. #3


    Yeah, clearly you need to provide the make and model number of your computer. My guess is this is notebook, but I too don't understand what F11 would have to do with the fan.
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    microsoft windows 8.1 64 bit 6.3.9600

    Fan not working


    Hi sorry my info was not to good found out what the f11 does it quite's the fan. I have a Samsung lap top and the fan quit working now i use a cooling fan under my lap top for now. So thanks anyway for your out put but I'm just going to leave it at this because some have change there fan and there computer never worked again. So I'm just going to use it like this and when the time is right I will by a new one. Thanks you all
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    Quote Originally Posted by momma bear View Post
    Hi sorry my info was not to good found out what the f11 does it quite's the fan. I have a Samsung lap top and the fan quit working now i use a cooling fan under my lap top for now. So thanks anyway for your out put but I'm just going to leave it at this because some have change there fan and there computer never worked again. So I'm just going to use it like this and when the time is right I will by a new one. Thanks you all
    Yes most notebooks will not let you have any control over the cooling fan as it would be far to easy to mistakenly burn up your GPU and or CPU. I would try to blow out the dust its possible that you could have a blockage making you think the fan isn't running or actually stopping your fan from running. If all that's good to flow, and the fan still does not run, you would be having a hardware issue either a bad fan or Motherboard. Possibly a BIOS upgrade might bring it back not likely though.
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    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    go to Settngs > general > here you can see the silent mode set it to OFF ( if it set to OFF by default then it could be a hardware problem )
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    I also recommend you monitor your temperatures. Speccy (from the makers of CCleaner) is excellent and now includes a System Tray/Notification Area icon for full time monitoring. Or CoreTemp is also great.
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