We are making progress. I have had it booted on the BIOS page(s)for about 1 hour now. I just left it sitting on the BIOS page. Everything stays up and running. I can move around the various BIOS pages etc. using the arrow commands and all appears well.
I must say I have not done anything with these BIOS pages in the past but IF moving around from page to page with the F Function keys is the tell tale test then I am apparently proving that there is a hardware / fan / heat sink issue.
Now can someone verify that what I hame doing / have done is the correct test to diagnose this problem?
I am guessing that I have another step to take that involves a new fan or cleaning the heat sink. Can I take the back off this thing and clean the heat sink, check the fan w/o ending up with a pile of parts that are no good to anyone????
I am VERY VERY good with mechanical things and 110 / 220 volt electrical circuits. My fear about this is just taking the darn thing apart. Never pulled a laptop apart. Some advice on this please. Is this just a work carefully with a screwdriver activity?
Last but not least. If that one fan is dead then how / where do I go about getting a new one?
Thanks to all respondents.