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    Hey, my Dell Vostro 1000 has started with a new bug. Its laptop fans are going full blast all the time, so I blew it out with dust, but its still doing it. The air is actually coming out cool, and processor is 34C idle. Does anyone know why the laptop is sitting the fans on high? Do you think there may be some trapped dust inside?

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    I just looked inside the laptop, its not dusty at all, its actually very shiny, but since doing that, the fan has gone back to its old self, where its nowhere near as loud. I can not explain it. But its nice to have a silent laptop again.

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    odd, there could have been a small deposit of dust on the sensor for the fan, and you distrubed it when you opened it so its working again.
    Coffee makes the world go round... its also vital for my bloodstream

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    Possibly. I hate dust, its so annoying, dirty and in the way. Id love to know why its here, what is its purpose.

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    its pupse is to make a lovely home for all the nasty allergy causing creatures
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    Hey, at least the CPU heatsink did not look like this..

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...aptop_dust.jpg

    I mean, how on earth do you let it get to that state, seriously, how!

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