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02-24-2012 11:31 AM
Okay, so. I have an HP Pavilion g6-1145sg. It was working properly all morning, and then I put it to sleep temporarily (about ten to twenty minutes). When I went to turn it on, the screen was black and said something along the lines of
"the system has detected that a cooling fan is not operating correctly. Continued operation would not be recommended at this time... may cause unpredictable behaviour that could result in random shut down, data loss or possible system damage."
Then after a few seconds it shuts off completely. There is an option to continue with system resume, and I clicked it once, but it didn't go all the way through to letting me use my laptop properly (I got to my desktop background and it shut down).
This has never happened before, and I have never had any problems with my laptop such as this before. I have had it since last August, and it has worked somewhat alright through until today. Of course, the system lags occasionally, but nothing serious, mostly just aggravating.
How can I fix this?
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Re: My HP laptop's cooling fan isn't working. USE A TOOTHPICK!
07-21-2014 08:50 PM
Someone mentioned on here they poked the fan with a bobby pin and it started working. I took a toothpick and flipped my laptop over and tried to move the fan and WALLA the fan kicked on!!! I noticed a lot of dust in there and it was probably the culprit in the first place event hough I keep this laptop clean everyday, that darn dust is sneaky and small. If you use a toothpick, be careful not to break anything especially the toothpick. Last thing you want to do is cause more harm. Now that I think about it I do not remember when the fan last worked and if it wasnt for that message that popped up today I wouldn't of even noticed I wasnt hearing the fan because last week I said "wow doesn't the bottom of this laptop feel super hot", but I just thought my fiance was just playing games on the computer for too long and thats why it was hot. He never shuts the computer off smh. Anyways I am very glad I read that post of someone using the bobby pin. That is what forums are all about. Helping each other. I hope this works for you. Be gentle, try to push the fan propellers in a clockwise manner. Use a flashlight to see if dust or anything is in the way from letting the fan spin on its on. I blew into the vents but it didn't get nearly any of the dust out of the way. From all these posts it seems like this is a common problem. Good luck
02-25-2012 02:21 PM - last edited on 04-18-2016 04:25 PM by OscarFuentes
You need to get the fan replaced before you cause permanent heat damage. Stop using it until you get it fixed properly.
You can try and clean the fan, but this will not fix it if the fan motor is bad.
06-24-2012 09:55 AM
the same thing is happening with me.i have and hp laptop.my laptop would just shut off while im using it.so i went on the net to find out what was wrong it said that i need to check my cooling fan .so i unscrewed the back of my laptop and the cooling fan was covered in dust i got out most of it with cutips and alchohol pads but still my cooling fan wont work.ittl come one for a few seconds then shut off why is this happening i was told that my laptop would have system failure whaqt do i do
06-24-2012 10:36 AM
my cooling fan is now working again.but i jave one other problem my speakers arent working the computer thinks something is plugged but nothing is what do i do
07-14-2012 10:32 AM
i put my hp laptop on and got message cooling fan is not working correctly press entry to continue and it kept going off
then i put the laptop back and recovery came on i dont no if it is a hard drive problem
08-11-2012 06:24 PM
I have the exact same laptop and had the exact same problem. When it shuts down it means your laptop is too hot because the cooling fan cant help it because it is broken. My notebook PC was like this too but you need to clean the part at the side where it brings in air. Then I had to do this, take off the bottom part of your notebook and take all the dust out around the fan and, if there is, dust anywhere else then test it and it might work. But unlike mines, it might still not work, that means you probably need a new cooling fan