Solved system fan failed service PC

December 12, 2012 at 15:47:20
Specs: Windows Vista
I purchased a computer not even 2 years ago and I actually set it up about 1 year later after purchasing it, took it down the same day so I have not used it except for that day. i did this to make sure it was ok before the warranty ran out but it was purchased to use at a later time so basicially this is a brand new computer. I took it out to use recently and after setting up my computer the error message system fan failed service PC or select F2 to continue. Something to that effect. My problem is I had the standard 1 year warranty which obviously is over. I need to know why this may have happened on a computer that was stored in the original box in a safe place? Also if this can be costly?

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#1
December 12, 2012 at 16:17:31
Is it a desktop or laptop system? The BIOS is reporting that the fan on the CPU heatsink is not working. This is not expensive to replace if necessary. Open the case and check if the fan is spinning.

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#2
December 12, 2012 at 17:02:50
It is a desktop.

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#3
December 12, 2012 at 20:38:50
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Only desktop have system fans.
The problem isn't CPU fan but system fan(the one installed inside rear system case and it blow hot air outside of system case).
U can fix the fan or buy a new one(they are dirty cheap).

Some cases comes with mutiple system fans(rear, front, top, bottom & side) so check them all out.


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#4
December 12, 2012 at 23:44:59
Open the case and then power the computer on to see which fan isn't rotating. Give the stuck one a nudge to see if it spins up. It's quite possible that the fan is just stuck because it has been sitting still so long and will be fine once it has run for a little while.

Whatever the problem, fans are very cheap so it shouldn't be an expensive repair.


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#5
December 13, 2012 at 04:58:40
Apparently the make/model of the computer is a closely guarded secret? If it's running Vista, it seems it would have to be a lot older than 2 years. Win7 hit the market over 3 years ago.

I don't understand why you would buy a computer & just let it sit for for so long? It could be the motherboard battery died, that might explain the error message. We need to know the make/model & the exact message, not "something to that effect". And what happens when you press F2 as the message tells you to do?


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