From what I can tell, my laptop fan has stopped turning on when I start my computer. I say this because I hear a humming, but the computer still turns off, and when my fan actually is on to my knowledge, it's super loud. Before this, it wouldn't come on every once in a while, and I would have to turn off and on, or let it turn off for me because I didn't notice. Now the fan rarely comes on, and the only reason I can say rarely is because it recently came on yesterday.
I thought the dirt in the fan might be making it stop, and since it has gotten noisier, I was sure this was the problem. After cleaning the fan out, the fan didn't turn on at the first boot. Waited like 3 hours (mostly watching tv while being depressed), then decided to turn it on, and to my surprise, it worked, but still as loud as ever, even with a cleaned fan. Today the fan hasn't come on, which makes me wonder what the problem is.
It's really loud when it turns on, but I'm pretty sure I cleaned it out properly. The fan started being noisy after I made a second account on the computer for my mom. I doubt this is the problem, but the noise started like a day after making it, so maybe worth stating..
Is there a way to check my fan w/o other programs? I've looked one up, but I'm afraid to install, just in case it shuts down during installation.
And I looked up fan controlling programs, but I've heard it doesn't work well with my model, so maybe you guys know of other programs?
Pls halp troubleshoot sp
My computer is an Acer Aspire 5749z if it helps
-waits for inevitable "ur fukd"-