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Re: t40 ibm fan error

\015 The fan is a known good fan, the fan worked in another laptop. i can not do the download to clear up the bios because i could not even boot up the laptop because of the fan error. please advise\015

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The laptop shuts off before it can even boot up to the boot disk (cd drive), so i am uable to enter the boot menu. still get the fan error, then would shut off, will not even stay long enough to boot to the cd boot disk. pls advise.
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\015\012 both the original and the replacement fan were known good (tested on a working laptop)
Are you talking about the original fan being good or the replacement? If it's the original, then your problem may lie with the processor or mainboard. Try the download first, you will need to access another computer to make a bootable disc for the download to clear it. I believe with IBM you can make a bootable floppy or CD. If you have a floppy for your machine, some don't. Once you've made the disc or floppy, you will need to enter the boot menu, and boot from the proper drive. I'm out for the night, but I'll be back in the morning. Let me know.
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