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Everything went normally, when yesterday night I was turning off my Thinkpad laptop. I did nothing special.

Today, when I tried to start using it, all I get is an error message "Fan error" and computer turns off. So, after boot screen, just "Fan error" and that's it.

What can I do?

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Can you get a screen-shot? –  nerof61 Mar 31 '13 at 10:00

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This is not a ubuntu related problem. Your fans are normally controlled by your bios. I would check if your fans are connected properly to your mainboard. Or just take him to the repair shop.

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