I have a Vostro 1520 that I've had for a little less than two years. The fan seems to have stopped working completely and the computer turns itself off when it is overheated. Does anyone know how I can test to see whether it's the fan or some other problem. I've read that there is some sort of fan test you can run but I can't find it anywhere.
Thank you for your help!
You also should clean out the dust bunnies inside. Use a can of compressed gas. Some machines have an access cover that gives access to the fan area for cleaning and repair.