how to fix cpu fan on a dell dimension 2350

February 7, 2011 at 18:54:37
Specs: Windows XP, fan
fan stopped working. when computer boots up show cpu fan not detected.

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February 7, 2011 at 20:50:06
Start the system without the side panel. Now do u see cpu heatsink fan spinning? Do u get any cpu fan error in post or bios? Remove the fan and clean it and make sure it is connected to the motherboard.

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February 8, 2011 at 18:33:03
If it still does not work, measure the width and thickness in cm and look at how many pins (3 or 4) on the connector, and look for a replacement (Tigerdirect, Newegg, Ebay) or bring the old one into a local computer store. [Note, there is not reason to unmount the heat sink from the CPU/MB in order to remove most fans on stock heat sinks.]

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