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    Re: Toshiba fan not working

    Sliglthy off topic:
    I had a Toshiba, fan worked, then after years the fan broke down. As a very temporay fix you can direct a normal fan into where the laptop fan normally blows out the heat, that keeps the temperature down.
    Sorry, that's all I have to contribute.

    Andreas

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    Re: Toshiba fan not working

    Well I got the fan to finally work with a different distribution of Linux (using Linux Mint 8 live cd right now). It is kinda odd because from what I have read this distribution is a variation of Ubuntu. I was able to watch movies, surf the net, and convert a dvd to digital file without having the laptop overheat and shut itself down. It got up to 85 during the last 1/3 of the movie but never went above that. Once the movie was done converting it dropped back down to 51 within 5 mins.

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    Re: Toshiba fan not working

    Quote Originally Posted by Djalmahal View Post
    Sliglthy off topic:
    I had a Toshiba, fan worked, then after years the fan broke down. As a very temporay fix you can direct a normal fan into where the laptop fan normally blows out the heat, that keeps the temperature down.
    Sorry, that's all I have to contribute.

    Andreas
    My Toshiba fan broke in half a year, they replaced it, now it is again having some problems. Also overheating is always a problem with toshiba.

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    Re: Toshiba fan not working

    Quote Originally Posted by CBR_Rob View Post
    Well I got the fan to finally work with a different distribution of Linux (using Linux Mint 8 live cd right now). It is kinda odd because from what I have read this distribution is a variation of Ubuntu. I was able to watch movies, surf the net, and convert a dvd to digital file without having the laptop overheat and shut itself down. It got up to 85 during the last 1/3 of the movie but never went above that. Once the movie was done converting it dropped back down to 51 within 5 mins.
    Congratulations.

    In general, trying various releases of Ubuntu (8.04 - 9.04 - 9.10 - 10.04 alpha) is by far the best way to solve problems. It is a waste of time to force a given Ubuntu to obedience, if one has not tried alternative releases first.

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    Re: Toshiba fan not working

    I have a toshiba U505-S2960 I am running the 64-bit 9.10 Ubuntu.

    I was amazed to see Ubuntu didn't pick up my driver immediately. I have been using Ubuntu for my desktop for a while now, just love the OS so simple and yet so effective anyway.

    I had problems with the wifi drivers and the fan.

    The Wifi driver was easy, the Fan was the problem, but I figured a way to make it work, its kinda annoying tho.

    basically FN+F3 seems to make the machine go into stand by or something, when I press the power button again to wake it out of this state. the fan starts to work. The highest I can get the temp to goto is 45 C. I had a few browsers open, burning a CD and compiling something in virtual box running Windows XP to get it to 45C. idle is around 35~38C

    I am not sure what the FN+F3 does, as closing the lid and pressing power button to wake it up doesn't have the same effect.

    The annoying part is every time I restart I have to do it. The simple solution is don't shut down or restart just close the lid and let it go to stand by.

    I have added a picture of the icon on F3 button looks like a bios chip.
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    Re: Toshiba fan not working

    I have a Toshiba U500 and the fan mostly works, but sometimes I have to reboot to get it to work. There doesn't seem to be any method in the madness. I would like to just run a power wire and a 200 Ohm resistor to the damn fan, but at present I'm living in an area where electronics parts are hard to come by.

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    Re: Toshiba fan not working

    You aren't very far from the Middle East's biggest electronic market.

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    Re: Toshiba fan not working

    i have the same issue regarding fan problem and high temperature.

    I am still stuck with this issue.

    im using toshiba m900
    squeeze it and release it =)

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    Re: Toshiba fan not working

    Quote Originally Posted by HermanAB View Post
    I would like to just run a power wire and a 200 Ohm resistor to the damn fan, but at present I'm living in an area where electronics parts are hard to come by.
    Rather than using a resistor I would recommend a series of diodes, for example 1N4001. The voltage drop over a resistor depends on the current through it, but there is always 0,7 V over a diode.

    I use this sometimes when I have a noisy fan. Making it running a little slower through a voltage drop of x * 0,7 V often makes the fan noiseless.

    But again - one should expect Ubuntu to take care of this.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Toshiba fan not working

    too bad Ubuntu 10.04 LTS has not fixed this issue.

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