October 24th, 2006

TechnoFear

Vivian, it's happening again...

This may be a dumb tech question, but should the tiny fans on the back of my laptop (Dell Inspiron) be running constantly? Last night, they started sounding bit labored and then just stopped, and I honestly can't say if I noticed them running all the time or if it was an intermittent thing akin to a car radiator.

If something has gone horribly wrong, would one of you be willing to take a stab at correcting the problem? I'll happily give you beer and cookies.