My HP Pavilion has a cooling fan problem. Every time I turn on my laptop it gives me a message saying it doesn't work properly, I noticed that if I put my hand near the part where all the heat comes out of, I don't feel the usual air coming out (from the fan).
It's been like this for a few months, stupid that I am I haven't taken it to get fixed because it technically still works, although it does overheat, reaching 82 degrees Celsius (the most I've noticed). However, I know that the max temperature is 85 or 90 degrees Celsius (depending on the CPU's core I believe). So, that's pretty close to the max temp.
I am a bit worried, but since it has never shut down because of the heat or given me any sort of warning message (aside from the one on start-up), I assumed it would still work without negative consequences.
Should I really be worried and take it to get fixed? I have been meaning to, but haven't had the money. I just want to know if this is serious enough that I need to either fix it or stop using my laptop to avoid burning it to death.