There are several factors which can be attributed to a laptop fan malfunctioning and it is important to address them as soon as possible because laptop fans are vital for controlling the temperature inside a laptop. Without them the heat generated by the processor and the graphics card can reach levels that could potentially damage hardware components. Issues that could indicate a problematic fan include:
- Laptop overheating/feeling hot to the touch
- Laptop is shutting down randomly on its own
- Loud whirring noises are coming from within the laptop
These issues could be caused due to a build-up of dust and debris inside the fans which prevents them from spinning at the correct speed or perhaps the fans themselves have become damaged or rusted and need replacing. In some newer laptops the BIOS may produce a warning message relating to an issue with the fans which will show up as the laptop is booting, but do not rely on this as in the majority of cases this warning will not be available on most laptops.
Whatever the cause and its effect, Computer Being can quickly and cost effectively repair or replace troublesome laptop fans. It is important that you bring your laptop in to us promptly for a free of charge diagnostic so that we can accurately detect the issue and in most cases your laptop will be repaired and ready within 24 or 48 hours.