Is the fan bad in my laptop? (picture included)

By daviddandroid
Oct 11, 2011
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  1. From reading a couple old threads here, I am starting to think that my laptop turns off randomly because of a bad fan. So I checked under my laptop, and I can't feel air flow from anywhere, nor do I see a fan spinning.

    I have a satellite a105-s4284. I am including a picture of the bottom of the laptop, where I have circled where I believe the fan to be. It is not spinning. Should it be spinning at all times, at least to some extent? If this is where the fan is located, then I definitely need to order another one.

    Thanks for the help!

    ugh, well i can't post a picture, because my post count is too low. but just confirming that the fan should be spinning at all times should suffice.
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    if the temp is cold the fan sometimes stopped.

    but, for all laptops, when you turn them on, the fan should spin, no matter the temperature is, for few seconds.

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