I think my laptop is in need of repair. Everytime I switch it on the fan comes on automatically. The only time it goes off is when I turn the machine off. Is there anything I can do in order to solve this problem or would I need to take it to a repair shop?
If I do end up taking it to a repair shop, how do I select a reputable repair shop?
Check BIOS as one of mine as a Fan setup that you can set to on all the time or automatic that's for when it starts getting too hot Most likely in Health page of BIOS but you need to check all to make sure. Save settings before exit
If dust, dirt, hair, or other substances are in the case openings, it can prevent air from getting into or out of the laptop. This can cause the overall heat of the laptop to increase, and in some cases may also cause such issues as random reboots.
Look for laptop openings where the laptop draws in cool air from outside or blows out any hot air from the inside of the laptop. These openings are usually on one of the sides, the back, or the bottom of the laptop. Dust, dirt, hair, or other substances can almost always be removed easily using a cotton swab and/or compressed air.
Warning: If you're using compressed air to clean the openings that have fans within them, it's possible that the amount of air blown on the fans can cause them to over spin, damaging or destroying the fan. To help prevent this issue, place something in-between the fan blades, such as a toothpick.
If you're really unhappy with cleaning it yourself then I suggest you contact Acer click here . They may well want to collect it. Before you do make sure all data is backed up including e-mails and be prepared to be without it for a while.