Inspiron 15R (N5010) fan randomly spins up without reason every few minutes

Discussion in 'Dell' started by dandv, Feb 7, 2011.

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Does your Inspiron 15R (N5010) fan spin up without reason every few minutes?

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  1. dandv

    dandv Notebook Consultant

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    Does anyone here have this problem?

    I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15R-1847MRB from Staples and even after updating to the latest BIOS (A12), the fan still randomly starts up every few minutes and stays on (and it's loud) for 20-30 seconds. There is no extra CPU load. I had closed all applications, except Process Explorer, which doesn't show any process consuming more than 5% CPU when the fan ramp up happens.

    The random fan noise is really annoying in a library or classroom, when all I do is type, with Wi-Fi off.

    I posted about this in a thread on Dell's community, and got a reply which was promptly deleted. Here's the reply I received via the thread notification e-mail:

     
  2. billabong08

    billabong08 Notebook Consultant

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    No problems with the fan on our 15r....yet. lol
     
  3. semifast

    semifast Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have 4 of them, no fan issues, or any other issues. Why don't you get Dell to look at it ?
     
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