Sunday, April 10, 2011

Toshiba laptops...fan always on (and how to turn it off)

One recent issue I noticed with the Toshiba Satellite U205-S5002 (or perhaps any Toshiba Satellite notebook) is that the fan is always on.  Even after taking out the keyboard and using compressed air to remove the dust, the fan stays on no matter what.  One thing you can do is to enable the "TOSHIBA Power Saver" power scheme inside the Power Options manel, which lets you have access to the  Toshiba Power Saver icon in the Control Panel.  You can then change the Cooling Method from "Cooling Optimized" to "Maximum Performance."  Apparently not using the Toshiba Power Saver appears to keep the fan always turned on.

Note: you should double-check that the fan actually turns on in "Maximum Performance" (i.e. playing multiple YouTube clips simultaneously to tax the CPU).  If the fan is actually working, it could simply be a configuration issue in your Control Panel.

9 comments:

  1. Brandon, I understand you're trying to generate more links for your products but please do it elsewhere. Deleting these posts.

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  2. Roger ~ You are a master! Worked IMMEDIATELY! I couldn't possibly tell you how truly grateful I am! Thank You a million times over I have been trying to figure that problem out for months! PROBLEM SOLVED!

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  3. Yeah, me too! This I found in a short period of time, and NEVER found anything on Toshibas site that remotely mentioned this fix.

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    1. But, keep the CPU temperature in mind!

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  4. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

    P.S. thank you

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  5. Thank you! Immediately worked!!!!

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  6. Worked pretty well.

    Thank you so much for that.

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