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    My sister has a laptop, she says it cuts out frequently (the fan turns off and the screen goes black). I've never had this when I've used it although I have noticed the fan is noisy and the laptop gets very hot, it feels very warm on the keyboard. I've had a look at the fan and there doesn't seem to be much fluff so I'm thinking it's the fan and I'm tempted to replace it.
    My only concern is that it if the systemboard controls the fan it might actually be the system board that's faulty. Just after a second opinion really,
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    Quote Originally Posted by wnf15 View Post
    My sister has a laptop, she says it cuts out frequently (the fan turns off and the screen goes black). I've never had this when I've used it although I have noticed the fan is noisy and the laptop gets very hot, it feels very warm on the keyboard. I've had a look at the fan and there doesn't seem to be much fluff so I'm thinking it's the fan and I'm tempted to replace it.
    My only concern is that it if the systemboard controls the fan it might actually be the system board that's faulty. Just after a second opinion really,
    Cheers
    I had the same problem with 2 Toshiba laptops. Turn off the laptop. Get a can of compressed air and blow out the fan and vents very well. You probably have a dust/crud buildup somewhere. Secondly, laptops are really not made to sit on any soft surface (including your lap) which may interfere with the airflow.

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    The same thing happened all the time with my old Sony laptop as well.
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    I see the Carphone warehouse now sell Toshiba laptops and there is a line in their current catalogue that says if it breaks down they will replace it. It only has this next to Toshiba laptops for some reason.

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    Laptops not designed to work on laps - truly we live in confusing times.

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    Can I ask you guys to watch out and report cheeky spam like this. When you see a hyperlink in a post by a newbie, especially for an unrelated post, it's normally spam.

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    Sure no probs, they are getting a bit cheeky at the moment.
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