Thinkpad Fan Error

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We have an IBM Thinkpad that is giving us a "Fan Error" message during boot up. The fan has been replaced and we still get the same error message. Anyone have any thoughts on how to fix the problem? TIA.

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I had the same problem and reseated the heat sink worked. Check and make sure everything is seated correctly as this is a common fault.
Does the unit still boot if not hit ESC and it should?

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  • Wrobinson
    The fans in these little workhorses expire quickly when in constant operation. Replacing the fan typically resolves the issue. If re-seating the heatsink does not work, there may be a problem with the motherborad connector.
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  • Paugrande
    Hi everyone! I have an important information... My T42 was with the same problem: "Fan error" and then dead. I restart and press ESC+F1 This put you in a Setup Ibm bios, go to the Power section, and then change the configuration to standard configuration -old values or preview values, anyway, the same as when was new. Then restart and enter the bios again. Check if is changed and then restart again. And then..Bingo! You´re out of black screen..I was lucky cause really works... Bye everyone and please visit my country Brazil and my city Sao Paulo, but NOT the Rio de Janeiro - its a fake city. Bye and make a lot of sex too, its very good.
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