I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 with a Nvidia GeForce 7800 video card.
The fan on the video card seems to not be working as it get extremely hot on the side where the video card is. I can see the fan through the vents and it never seems to turn on. My question is, is there anyway to diagnose the problem without actually opening up the laptop.
Eg. Any software ulilities to detect if the fan cables are plugged in properly (1 might have come loose), to manually force the fan to turn on, etc...
Any tips or pointers would be appreciated.