I have a Acer Travelmate 2200 laptop running xp home and would like to diable the fans for about 10 mins. I know the fans do the pc good, but I am going into a short but quite important exam tomorrow and it would be quite embarrasing to hear the loud fans of the laptop over the silence!! I have tried going into the BIOS but its the acer version and you don't get many options, just the boot list basically! Thnaks in advance for your help.
But if it is worth it and there seems no simple way of disconnecting, then sound deadening is the only way.
A bed of fleecy cotton under and around the edges might help, but 10 minutes under any sort of 'cosy' might be much too long. Not only are you stopping circilation of air, but you would be preventing any peripheral cooling.
as others have said your laptop will fry if the fans are disabled if your allowed to use laptops in the exam im sure they will understand as laptop fans dont make to much noise but if you are using the laptop covertly for cheating o wouldnt risk frying it or risk getting caught.