Laptop Problem (T21 Overheating)

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  1. MonkeyKnuckle

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    Hi, i know it shouldnt be here but i can not find a PC forum. so if there is a better place to post could you let me know thanks.

    anyway, i have a IBM T21 laptop which have a tendency to overheat due to the fan stopping. i have had it checked and the fan still works but apperantly it might be the system board not talking to the fan properly.

    i can use for about 10-15 minutes before it overheats and have to wait for it to cool down before i can use it again.

    if there is anyone who can help then thanks(i know how clever the people are on here:) )

    thanks again:thumbsup:
     
  2. Chumpy

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    Quite often the problem with fans in laptops is that they simply get clogged up with dust and other crap. Giving it a good clean out often resolves the issue.
     
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    can i just put a vaccuum over the fan gap?
     
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    May I suggest sitting in the freezer while using it.
     
  5. MonkeyKnuckle

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    you may.


    a bit of extra info, the fan had been taken out and put in another machine and it worked ok
     
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    The T series IBM's are great machines but overheating is a very common problem (all the way up to the current T Series models)

    If you've tried the CPU fan in another machine and given it a through clean it's highly likely that you'll need a system board I'm afraid. Have a look on Ebay as they often come up, otherwise the cost of a new replacement from IBM would probably be not worth it.

    I've gone on to the R series now, although they aren't quite as slim they are about half the price and much more reliable for the sake of a few extra lbs's
     
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    ok thanks uridium.

    luckily i have a friend who works at IBM so ill speak to him about it

    :thumbsup:
     
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    If you can't fix it with out the cost being prohibitive be careful that you don't drop it, then you would have to speak to your household insurers who would replace it on new for old :smashin:
     
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    ok;) :D
     

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