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    Question Is there any way to turn my laptop fan on?

    Afternoon everyone!

    My laptop is overheating big-time and I was wondering if there was any way to turn the fan on using a program of some sort or something like that...

    It is a Dell XPS M1330.

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    Re: Is there any way to turn my laptop fan on?

    Latest bios has the most aggressive fan profile.

    Mine has died twice already though, once the gpu and then total mobo faliure lol.

    I'd get a notebook cooler if I were you

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    Re: Is there any way to turn my laptop fan on?

    Ok.

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    Re: Is there any way to turn my laptop fan on?

    Get a compressed air can or a blower and blow the dust out of the CPU cooler. I have done this for a couple of notebooks and they have stopped overheating as dust had clogged up the cooling fins.


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    Re: Is there any way to turn my laptop fan on?

    I'll try that.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Is there any way to turn my laptop fan on?

    you dont need to do that with the m1330. Just remove the large panel on the bottom and give it a clean

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    Re: Is there any way to turn my laptop fan on?

    Does the fan work at all? If it isn't coming on at all, the bearings may have seized up. Taking it apart and rotating the fan and applying some thin oil may revive it, while you look for a replacement.
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    Re: Is there any way to turn my laptop fan on?

    I've had to switch to power saver and lose my external monitor now as it was getting a tad toasty.

    I'll probably switch to the MSI wind on days like this.. it's rediculous.

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    Re: Is there any way to turn my laptop fan on?

    The fan works - but it doesn't always come on when it gets hot...

    I'll look into what everyone's said.

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    Re: Is there any way to turn my laptop fan on?

    Ok I'm going to have to say this once again,

    Beware of spinning a fan with a can of compressed air, if that fan is connected!

    When you manually spin a fan it generates current, if said fan is pulgged in, then that current is feed back into what ever it's attached to.
    A can of compressed air can spin a fan far faster than it normally turns, createing far higher voltages, which will be feed back into the pcb it's attached to.
    Most fans run off 12v and all the associated components are designed to work at this, so you can end up feeding nearly double the voltage back into them from the wrong direction which can end in expensive repairs (yes I speak from experience here)

    Before going near any fans with a can of compressed air, make sure they are dissconnected or disabled.
    To disable a fan simply stop it from spinning, the easy way is to insert a cocktail stick between the blades of the fan and fan grill.

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    Re: Is there any way to turn my laptop fan on?

    As I said, there is no need with this laptop. Dell actually expect (they dont say this until it breaks of course) you to take some initiative and clean out the dust by removing the panel. Compressed air is redundant at that point as you have easy access to all of the dust.

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