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Is it okay to use a laptop with a partically broken fan for a day or so until I can get a repair done on it?

Here is a summary of my issue:

Currently using this laptop in place of a laptop I'm already getting fixed because the power jack is broken.
However recently my laptop has been making weird noises and I posted here and figured out my fan was bent.
It still THANKFULLY stays cool and doesn't heat up too much.

So here's my dilemma:

I have to finish some stuff tomorrow on my laptop and I should be able to take both of my laptops in for repair.
(I'm taking it to a Ubreakifix)

My HP one - The one with the broken fan.
My Toshiba one - Power jack broke off.

Until then though, should I just be really careful while using it (watching the heat of the laptop and only light web browsing) or should I shut it down and wait?

*sorry if this topic is a mess or it's a stupid question*
 

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Just use it. Modern CPU's have excellent throttling abilities to deal with limited cooling.

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is the broken fan running at all or is it completely stopped? How are the temperatures under load?

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3 minutes ago, Natty Ice said:

is the broken fan running at all or is it completely stopped? How are the temperatures under load?

The fan is running, it heats up a bit more than it usually would if it wasn't broken.

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6 minutes ago, svmlegacy said:

Just use it. Modern CPU's have excellent throttling abilities to deal with limited cooling.

Alright, thank you.

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11 minutes ago, Duo01 said:

Here is a summary of my issue:

Currently using this laptop in place of a laptop I'm already getting fixed because the power jack is broken.
However recently my laptop has been making weird noises and I posted here and figured out my fan was bent.
It still THANKFULLY stays cool and doesn't heat up too much.

So here's my dilemma:

I have to finish some stuff tomorrow on my laptop and I should be able to take both of my laptops in for repair.
(I'm taking it to a Ubreakifix)

My HP one - The one with the broken fan.
My Toshiba one - Power jack broke off.

Until then though, should I just be really careful while using it (watching the heat of the laptop and only light web browsing) or should I shut it down and wait?

*sorry if this topic is a mess or it's a stupid question*
 

You should be fine just make sure you don't run anything too intensive on it 

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Just now, PapaTDaddy said:

You should be fine just make sure you don't run anything too intensive on it 

Thank you, I only plan on web browsing and watching videos for now as that is what I started to do after I figured out it was bent.

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can be fine, if you use software to see temps you will maybe see more or if the laptop has good enough cooling from before.

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On 4/29/2021 at 6:53 PM, Quackers101 said:

can be fine, if you use software to see temps you will maybe see more or if the laptop has good enough cooling from before.

Hi so update:

 

I took it to Ubreakifix and they ended up telling me they couldn't replicate what happened. They told me it could be a cooling problem. (Which is understandable. I can get a laptop stand or something to help it cool better.) I ended up taking on of my other laptops in aswell as it had a power jack issue and they were able to fix it with hot glue and got it to charge.

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