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Latitude CPx Laptop Cooling Fan

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 6, 2005 7:43:32 AM

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I've just acquired a Latitude CPx laptop. The cooling fan does not
appear to be working. Some screws are missing, so I know somebody
has been in it before me, so I opened it up, found the cooling fan
properly plugged in.

Is this cooling fan supposed to be operating continuously? OR, just
when a high temperature is reached?

If this fan is supposed to be operating continuously, how ominous is
this failure?

Regards,

Terry Smythe
Winnipeg, Canada
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 6, 2005 8:46:34 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

It only runs when it needs to. You can control it using this free utility:

http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/index.html

You should be able to get a replacement fan on eBay if you need one.


"Terry Smythe" <smythe@shaw.ca> wrote in message
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> I've just acquired a Latitude CPx laptop. The cooling fan does not
> appear to be working. Some screws are missing, so I know somebody
> has been in it before me, so I opened it up, found the cooling fan
> properly plugged in.
>
> Is this cooling fan supposed to be operating continuously? OR, just
> when a high temperature is reached?
>
> If this fan is supposed to be operating continuously, how ominous is
> this failure?
>
> Regards,
>
> Terry Smythe
> Winnipeg, Canada
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 6, 2005 5:22:52 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

On Sat, 06 Aug 2005 04:46:34 GMT, "Bill Joy" <wcjoy@pacbell.net>
wrote:

>It only runs when it needs to.

Thank you, good to know. Nothing in CMOS to suggest this. Now to
find a User Manual somewhere. Could not find it on the Dell site.


> You can control it using this free utility:
>
>http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/index.html

Thank you, got it, very much appreciated.

Regards,

Terry
!