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    should this be going on and off all the time, my old one never and only just noticed this new one doing it

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    Yes, if it is getting hot.

    Original Poster Banned

    it isnt hot, in fact its only been on 5 mins

    Original Poster Banned

    it is staying on for about 5 seconds and when im going between pages its coming on about every 30 seconds, only had it two days and didnt notice it doing it till now

    If you are not happy, take it back for an exchange. It does sound a wee bit dodgey.

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    cdemico;5815877

    If you are not happy, take it back for an exchange. It does sound a wee … If you are not happy, take it back for an exchange. It does sound a wee bit dodgey.



    got it from ebuyer, was only saying this afternoon that it doesnt get hot underneath like old one, and now its started doing this

    sassie;5815882

    got it from ebuyer, was only saying this afternoon that it doesnt get hot … got it from ebuyer, was only saying this afternoon that it doesnt get hot underneath like old one, and now its started doing this



    Well I bought a tv from ebuyer a while ago and I wasn't satisfied, sent it back (after box had been ripped open etc.) still had refund so if your not happy send the ****** back:thumbsup:

    Original Poster Banned

    im taking it you dont think this should be happening then, flippin great back to bleedin square one

    sassie;5815896

    im taking it you dont think this should be happening then, flippin great … im taking it you dont think this should be happening then, flippin great back to bleedin square one



    Well maybe it should, my pc does it too i think :thumbsup:

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    ScRiVs;5815907

    Well maybe it should, my pc does it too i think :thumbsup:



    i used it alot yesterday and never noticed it, same today, then tonight i noticed it and thought it wasnt right, coming on every 20 secs doesnt sound normal to me, thought the fan came on when hot, everytime i post on here, or refresh page it comes on

    sassie;5815910

    i used it alot yesterday and never noticed it, same today, then tonight i … i used it alot yesterday and never noticed it, same today, then tonight i noticed it and thought it wasnt right, coming on every 20 secs doesnt sound normal to me, thought the fan came on when hot, everytime i post on here, or refresh page it comes on



    hmmmm sounds very dodgey indeed, just send it back if your not satisfied then, cuz that's what i'd do straight away:thumbsup:

    Mine does a similar thing , had it 2 years with no problems .
    Fujitsu Siemens Laptop. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster Banned

    been intouch with hp as fan now on all the time, they have said it shouldnt be, after going through loads of things, going to ring me back later, think hes as stumped as me - lol

    sassie;5818205

    been intouch with hp as fan now on all the time, they have said it … been intouch with hp as fan now on all the time, they have said it shouldnt be, after going through loads of things, going to ring me back later, think hes as stumped as me - lol



    Ah, dear - tech support agents aren't supposed to get stumped. They're supposed to, in the worst case scenario talk to their level 2 tech, but they're meant to do that whilst you're on hold. After that, they arrange for a repair. I think you've been fobbed off. Did you get a case reference number, or the guy's name?

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    dxx;5818291

    Ah, dear - tech support agents aren't supposed to get stumped. They're … Ah, dear - tech support agents aren't supposed to get stumped. They're supposed to, in the worst case scenario talk to their level 2 tech, but they're meant to do that whilst you're on hold. After that, they arrange for a repair. I think you've been fobbed off. Did you get a case reference number, or the guy's name?



    got a case number

    i know this gonna sound stupid, but if there air being blown out it means the fans on, does the fan have different speeds? like lower fan all the time than higher at other points, that probs makes no sense whatsoever

    Original Poster Banned

    also whilst im here what should the cp usage be, is that how musg of the cpu its using?

    sassie;5818310

    got a case numberi know this gonna sound stupid, but if there air being … got a case numberi know this gonna sound stupid, but if there air being blown out it means the fans on, does the fan have different speeds? like lower fan all the time than higher at other points, that probs makes no sense whatsoever



    Nope - you're spot on. With some systems, you can even get software to control exactly how fast the fan spins.

    Btw, something the tech support dude should'e covered, but when you use the laptop, you aren't covering the air vent on the bottom in any way, are you?

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    dxx;5818377

    Nope - you're spot on. With some systems, you can even get software to … Nope - you're spot on. With some systems, you can even get software to control exactly how fast the fan spins. Btw, something the tech support dude should'e covered, but when you use the laptop, you aren't covering the air vent on the bottom in any way, are you?



    right well mine is running all the time, but keeps going higher at times, but is always on, last night was not always on, just evrytime i clicked on something, today its running all the time, he asked if i could see fan spinning, like yeah cause its just sat next to me, uncovered

    no nothing is covered, fan is at side, and holes underneath are not covered

    sassie;5818391

    right well mine is running all the time, but keeps going higher at times, … right well mine is running all the time, but keeps going higher at times, but is always on, last night was not always on, just evrytime i clicked on something, today its running all the time, he asked if i could see fan spinning, like yeah cause its just sat next to me, uncoveredno nothing is covered, fan is at side, and holes underneath are not covered



    Could be many a thing, then. Something we used to see on some Dell machines was a faulty temperature probe due to a design error, and if the system doesn't feel hot, it could well be that. In fairness on the HP guy, it actually could be quite a tricky one to fix, which is perhaps why he didn't commit to anything, since arranging to get the wrong part fitted for a repair does bad things for the performance related pay and his personal stats, and with your case, it might be very unclear which part is actually faulty. He won't be able to simply replace the entire innards of the system, so it's probably a gamble for the guy, and one maybe not worth taking from his pov.

    Me, I'd consider phoning eBuyer and arranging a replacement with them. It shouldn't take any more than a week or two, and it might be by far the quickest way to sort the issue out. Alternatively, return it, get a refund, and go with Dell. Probably more money, but you do get the advantage of the next business day warranty, which means that engineers will be out next day to fix it when things go wrong. I can also tell you how to scam free power supplies and things out of them, too :thumbsup:

    Original Poster Banned

    dell are out og my budget really, as the cheapest is the inspiron and they feel as tacky as duck

    sassie;5818310

    got a case numberi know this gonna sound stupid, but if there air being … got a case numberi know this gonna sound stupid, but if there air being blown out it means the fans on, does the fan have different speeds? like lower fan all the time than higher at other points, that probs makes no sense whatsoever



    Yes, fans have different speeds and machines have various different behaviours to manage cooling - some machines prefer to keep the fan on low and gradually increase as needed to keep the cooling quiet. Others try and keep the fans as low as possible then blast them at full power for 30 or seconds before dropping back down again.

    If the machine is pulsing the fan on and off every 20 or so seconds when sitting on a hard surface then that doesn't sound right to me for a new machine but I'm not familiar with that machine.

    John

    sassie;5818573

    dell are out og my budget really, as the cheapest is the inspiron and … dell are out og my budget really, as the cheapest is the inspiron and they feel as tacky as duck



    The cheap Inspirons are solid enough, much more so than any of the budget HP's.

    John

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    Johnmcl7;5818586

    Yes, fans have different speeds and machines have various different … Yes, fans have different speeds and machines have various different behaviours to manage cooling - some machines prefer to keep the fan on low and gradually increase as needed to keep the cooling quiet. Others try and keep the fans as low as possible then blast them at full power for 30 or seconds before dropping back down again.If the machine is pulsing the fan on and off every 20 or so seconds when sitting on a hard surface then that doesn't sound right to me for a new machine but I'm not familiar with that machine.John



    laptop is on table, with one page open, if i click reply or refresh the fan gets stronger and i always thought fans blew out cold air, not warm


    john do you know what the cpu usage means? is that how much of the cpu its using?

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    dcx_badass;5818736

    When it's removing heat why would it blow out cold air, the air is hot as … When it's removing heat why would it blow out cold air, the air is hot as it is pulling the heat out of the laptop. Blowing cold air in would work, but you would still needa fan sucking the hot air out.



    when you 1st turn lappy on where is it drawing heat from, it cant heat up within seconds surely :oops:

    Original Poster Banned

    i think i will wait for his callback and return it, theres something obviously not righ and wouldnt be happy for them to fix it, not even had it a week, i knew buying from ebuyer was a mistake

    Phone ebuyer and ask for a replacement, not a repair but a new machine.

    I have bought 2 HP laptops from ebuyer in the last 6 months and not had any problems.

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    Den38;5818827

    Phone ebuyer and ask for a replacement, not a repair but a new machine.I … Phone ebuyer and ask for a replacement, not a repair but a new machine.I have bought 2 HP laptops from ebuyer in the last 6 months and not had any problems.



    dont suppose you have purchased this model hp550? If so is your fan blowing all the time?

    sassie;5818839

    dont suppose you have purchased this model hp550? If so is your fan … dont suppose you have purchased this model hp550? If so is your fan blowing all the time?



    Sorry, I did consider the 550 but went with the 6735s.
    Have you checked reviews of the 550 on ebuyer or anywhere to see if it's an issue?

    Personally I would contact ebuyer and ask for a replacement as you have only had it a couple of days, if the replacement blows all the time then chances are it is the design.

    Mine is a AMD so runs hot and the fan kicks in quite often but I have it on a cooling pad and don't really notice it.

    Original Poster Banned

    this is what im worried about, what if its supposed to run like this, cant see it as i would have noticed it

    sassie;5818619

    laptop is on table, with one page open, if i click reply or refresh the … laptop is on table, with one page open, if i click reply or refresh the fan gets stronger and i always thought fans blew out cold air, not warmjohn do you know what the cpu usage means? is that how much of the cpu its using?



    Yes, if you click the Processes tab then click the CPU heading you can sort the processes by processor usage. A system at idle will show 99% for 'System Idle Process' - your cpu usage will depend on what's running at the time, some background processes such as antivirus will rise in cpu usage at certain times then drop down. If you see a process name you're unsure of you can just stick it into google to see if it should be there or not.

    John

    sassie;5818573

    dell are out og my budget really, as the cheapest is the inspiron and … dell are out og my budget really, as the cheapest is the inspiron and they feel as tacky as duck



    should have gone with the acer i reccomended :whistling: KO hope u get it sorted soon :thumbsup:

    Original Poster Banned

    been googling for the last hourish and seen many people mention the fan but no real answers given, now im wondering if this should run fan at low speed continually - arrghhh females and techie stuff is not good, well not this female anyway :oops:

    so if air is being blown out that means the fan is spinning yeah, gawd i feel such a plebb

    If the fan is working properly you should be able to feel it pulling in the air and you should also be able to feel the air it's pushing out - if the fan is choked with dust or it's not functioning properly you'll normally feel some hot air coming out the back but not much, in these conditions the machine will often heat up quickly before shutting down to avoid thermal failure.

    What is the behaviour of the fan? Is it running at a low speed constantly or is it moving between high and low speeds all the time?

    John

    Original Poster Banned

    last night i noticed on refreshing a page or openng one the fan kepp coming on, something i had not noticed, today it is on all the time, blowing warm air at side but no real noise, now maybe it had been blowing like this all the time, and had not noticed, but last night was deffo getting louder on refreshing or opening, it isnt doing that now it is just a gentle blow of air at side, but continual even if im not doing anything, maybe it hs more than one fan - lol

    It sounds fairly normal, if there's warm air coming out then the fan needs to be on as it's actively cooling the laptop - all of my machines have their fans running constantly, they tend to spin up to higher speeds more often in this warm weather.

    John

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    Johnmcl7;5820083

    It sounds fairly normal, if there's warm air coming out then the fan … It sounds fairly normal, if there's warm air coming out then the fan needs to be on as it's actively cooling the laptop - all of my machines have their fans running constantly, they tend to spin up to higher speeds more often in this warm weather.John



    he didnt ask about what speed or anything, he just kept saying is the fan spinning, well without opening it up i wouldnt know - lol

    If the fan wasn't spinning you wouldn't hear it nor would you feel any air being pushed out the machine, if the fan had failed I wouldn't expect the machine to last long before shutting itself down.

    John

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    Johnmcl7;5820199

    If the fan wasn't spinning you wouldn't hear it nor would you feel any … If the fan wasn't spinning you wouldn't hear it nor would you feel any air being pushed out the machine, if the fan had failed I wouldn't expect the machine to last long before shutting itself down.John



    well he said it shouldnt be running all the time, so will see what he says when he rings bacl later or tomorrow. or maybe he doesnt know it should

    sassie;5820215

    well he said it shouldnt be running all the time, so will see what he … well he said it shouldnt be running all the time, so will see what he says when he rings bacl later or tomorrow. or maybe he doesnt know it should



    The fan on mine runs constantly very slowly and speeds up when processing tasks etc.
    TBH wouldn't worry about it as long as the laptop is working ok. :thumbsup:
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