Question "Fan error 90b" on HP Pavilion dv6 laptop ?

Aug 6, 2021
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I have fan problem with my HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. When turning on it shows "fan error 90b" and i don't hear the fan spinning . So i disassambled the laptop to see the fan. So now i can see the fan i turned the laptop on and the fan just spins for 1 second and stops and it does this repeatedly. So then i searched for solutions how to fix this problem. I tried all these solutions:

  • cleaning the fan
  • cleaning radiators
  • checking fan wires
  • checking if the fan is stuck
  • replacing thermal-paste
  • changing thermal-pads
  • resetting bios by taking out cmos battery
  • updating bios
None of those solutions worked. But sometimes the fan spins normally for 10 seconds and then starts doing the same start stop thing.
 

Colif

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Could see if its windows:

Try a clean boot and see if it changes anything - make sure to read instructions and make sure NOT to disable any microsoft services or windows won't load right - https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

all this does is stops non Microsoft programs from running at startup. Easily reversed.

if clean boot fixes it, it shows its likely a startup program. You should, over a number of startups. restart the programs you stopped to isolate the one that is to blame.

what power plan are you running in windows?
 

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