Toshiba qosmio f40 Linux mint 18.3 cpu fan won’t turn on

Questions about hardware and drivers
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help

LMDE 2 support ends on 1-1-2019
Post Reply
Spro504
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:10 pm

Toshiba qosmio f40 Linux mint 18.3 cpu fan won’t turn on

Post by Spro504 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:52 pm

I have a toshiba qosmio f40 model no. PQF46U-023006 running Linux mint 18.3 cinnamon.
My cpu fan does not turn on and also my touchpad does not work(the touchpad is not a big deal if it doesn’t work, but it needs the fan) I bought a new fan and a used touchpad swapped them out thinking that was the issue and still nothing. I took my old fan, the one I took out and removed the pins from the connector and touched them to my raspberry pi 5v and ground gpio pins and it worked.
So I installed fancontrol and it did not detect any sensors when I ran pwmconfig. When I run sensors I get virtual adapter temp1 and temp2 and ISA adapter core 0 and core 1
Any help would be appreciated.

deepakdeshp
Level 11
Level 11
Posts: 3858
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:00 am

Re: Toshiba qosmio f40 Linux mint 18.3 cpu fan won’t turn on

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:24 am

May be a problem with fan/temperature sensor.
Last edited by deepakdeshp on Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

deepakdeshp
Level 11
Level 11
Posts: 3858
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:00 am

Re: Toshiba qosmio f40 Linux mint 18.3 cpu fan won’t turn on

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:26 am

If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

Spro504
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:10 pm

Re: Toshiba qosmio f40 Linux mint 18.3 cpu fan won’t turn on

Post by Spro504 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:26 pm

So the old fan that I took out worked fine, the temperature sensor I never thought of but it did tell it to shutdown.
As for turning the fan on in the BIOS menu, I could not find the switch, the fan is a 3 wire so I even looked for a smart fan feature, but no luck.
I read somewhere about editing a line to trick the computer into thinking it has windows on it, but I couldn’t even see the line to edit, so I stuck my original recovery media in it for windows vista and it still did not work so I just loaded Linux mint 18.3 64 bit back onto it

Spro504
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:10 pm

Re: Toshiba qosmio f40 Linux mint 18.3 cpu fan won’t turn on

Post by Spro504 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:16 pm

My touchpad started working after reloading Linux on to it, but still not fan.
I found this issue and solution but when I tried executing the commands for step one it couldn’t find them
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/644898

Post Reply

Return to “Hardware Support”