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Old 08-29-2009, 10:15 PM
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Default Fan Aggression

Okay so my fan is broken for the second time since I bought it from Drew, I'm going to see CNS on Monday since I know the schedules are odd on the weekends. But what can I possibly be doing wrong that causes them to break, or is it just a really really bad computer?
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:01 AM
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The fan gets clogged with dust or other contaminants. If you have pets, smoke or otherwise do something that makes a lot of dust, it can make the fan fail. Mine finally gave out after we had some construction done in our house which created a lot of dust. The fan replacement is a simple repair. The Helpdesk is open from 6-11pm on Sunday, and from 9-5 and 6-11 Monday-Thursday.
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:36 AM
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Nope none of those things at all, I know its a simple fix which is why its always so frustrating when it takes a month to get back. I mean I know CNS is busy but I just wish there was something like a surplus of stuff there so quick fixes can go through quickly, oh well at least they are on campus and can do something better than nothing I guess? heh.
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:49 PM
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You could either have a dust build up or your fan could be completely broken ... meaning the fluid that is in it to keep it cool has all dried up. If its the dust thing, they just clean it out and one of the CNS guys had time to literally do it right in front of me. It takes like 10 minutes. But if its that your fan is broken, they may have to order a new fan so it could take a few days. My fan broke last year ... NOT fun. Good luck! I would just take it to CNS and have them look at it if they have time before giving it to them to get in line of the other million laptops that need to get fixed.
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:51 PM
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One more thing, call and make sure the hardware specialist guy is there because he might be able to fix it right away. And I think CNS is open 6-12am tonight if they are back into their regular semester hours.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:30 PM
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We're open tonight from 6-11, but you may want to show up during business hours as well.
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