They are very reliable units but all machines fail eventually. Starting with the T60 models the fans seem to give up first. Often after a fan replacement the ThinkPad T series units are good to go again for a couple more years making it a very cost effective repair.
As of April 2014 the most common units we currently get in were manufactured in the 2010 – 2012 range. These models are the T410, T510, T410s, T420, T520, T420s, T430, T530, and T430s.
Symptoms of a fan failing on a ThinkPad T series laptop include:
- Excessive noise coming from the fan
- Excessive heat and slow operation of the machine
- A “FAN ERROR” at boot, preventing the machine from turning on.
If your fan is going bad get it in to us for a free quote on what the repair will run. Sometimes people also opt to add memory and/or install a solid state hard drive to give the machine a real performance boost.
For more information just give us a call, drop by during normal business hours or visit our laptop repair page.