Having problems with your Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook ?

Vostro 1500 cooler fan problem

\015 Hi, I have a Vostro 1500 and for the last few days the cooler fan keeps on running. How can I check if there's a problem?\015

Answers :

\015\012Only do this if you feel competent in doing so.

Pulling apart laptops is not for the faint of heart.

If you really must do it there are some
good guides here
The fan only runs because the machine is telling it that it is too hot
\015\012Questions:
\015\012Is the fan running up to speed , are the fan blades dirty, is the outlet from the fans blocked , is the heatsink that the fans cool blocked.
\015\012
\015\012Get a can of compressed air from your local Tandy if you are in the US or Maplins if your are in the UK
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\015\012Take off the base cover (normally 4 screws) and give the fans a really good blasting and then do the same for the heatsinks etc.
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\015\012Put the cover back on and try it , dont operate the machine on top of a bed or a table with a heavy cloth cover on it as that will impede the airflow
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\015\012In extremes you can buy a cooler of Ebay which the laptop sits on and gets even more through flow of air

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