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CPU fan on my laptop won't start. What do I do?

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October 14, 2009 7:47:44 PM

I was vacuuming the dust out of my Toshiba M105 laptop while it was running. I tried sucking the dust out of the CPU fan and it immediately stopped and Ubuntu automatically shut down.

I've tried rebooting and so on, but I can't get the fan to start. When I reboot into windows, it runs okay. But when I run a stress test, the CPU temp quickly shoots up to over 80C and keeps going up, before I stop the test to prevent damage. How do I fix this?

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October 14, 2009 7:56:22 PM

sounds like you broke the CPU fan, should be cheap to replace if its a stock heatsink
a b D Laptop
October 15, 2009 12:09:00 AM

Yeah, somehow you broke the fan.

Never use a vacuum by a computer, for any reason.
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October 15, 2009 2:57:10 AM

[*** am I supposed to get the dust out?
a b D Laptop
October 15, 2009 4:40:35 AM

Yes, but not with a vacuum - try an air compressor next time. :hello: 
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