Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling error

By MatthewS
Mar 26, 2012
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  1. Hi,

    My L500 fan is no longer working correctly

    I am getting this message

    Warning:a problem with the cooling system has been detected. please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service.

    The fan runs inconsistently (always for a few seconds on start-up, very sporadically the rest of the time, but it is completely stationary for the most part.

    The computer is currently in pieces, and I am ready to replace the fan with a new one, however im not sure that will fix the problem (as the fan still seems to sometimes run).

    Thread Name - 'My Toshiba Satellite l500 cooling fan has stopped working'
    This closed thread had a post at the bottom by kristain, has anyone else encountered and resolved something along these lines

    Please excuse the lack of link/PM (new member restrictions)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Are you going to replace the fan or the entire cooling heatsink and fan? Was the heatsink clogged with dust? Keep in mind, this also may be a motherboard issue

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