brent saner on 20 Dec 2015 11:13:09 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] My biggest fan

as weird as this sounds, try reflashing the BIOS/EFI ROM. i seem to remember HP mobos being VERY finicky about hardware swaps

On Sun, Dec 20, 2015, 14:07 jeff <> wrote:
I had inquired earlier about replacing the fan in my HP laptop and got
good answers - exactly the kind I wanted to hear.

This morning I took the bugger apart and replaced the fan. I hate ribbon
connectors almost as much as I hate M$ Office ribbon. Youtube was very

The good news is that it came apart and back together with no extra or
broken parts. The bad news is that I still got the BIOS message about
foobed fan. This is a no-fix, correct? Some controller IC buried inside
another IC with custom firmware? I had hoped my recent hardware lockups
were just the fan.

The other good news is that I cleaned enough dust out of the intake to
build a dust cat. And the temps have gone WAY down.

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