Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook ?

PC won't run: Fan Error

\015 When I try to turn on my old IBM ThinkPad sometimes I just get a text error in the upper left hand corner of the screen:\015\012Fan Error.\015\012\015\012What should I do?\015

Answers :

This is a self test that is checking the fan and finding that it is in error. You might have the fan damaged or else just stuck with dust inside and therefore to protect from over heating the laptop gives you this error.

Please check if the fan actually works when you switch on.
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