I have a Dell Inspiron B130, the other day it froze and I could only turn it off manually by holding the power button. I then tried to restart it and all I got were two indicator lights and nothing else. So I took out the battery and left it unplugged overnight. The next day I conected the AC adapter and it started right up and had no problems. After about 5 min of being up and running it froze again, same problem.
I took it to a friends house and while we were there it froze, we let it sit for 10 min, then started up with no problems. This time we had about 5 programs running, listening to music and running a movie. We noticed the fan was running and it wasn't running before.
My Question, is it just a fan problem since it will work fine but not when it gets hot? Should I replace the fan or just clean it? I've done some research and to get to the fan you have to take the whole thing apart so cleaning may be harder than expected. I've had the computer for about a year too.