System Fan Has Failed Service PC to prevent .

June 12, 2009 at 11:53:38
Specs: Windows XP
Please Help. My computer says

System Fan Has Failed! Service PC to prevent damage to the system. press <F2> to continue

what does that mean?? help!!!


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#1
June 12, 2009 at 12:01:51
oh and the computer still runs. and i think i heard the fan on.
is it safe to use it?

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#2
June 12, 2009 at 12:10:36
There MAY be multiple fans. You probably should open the case and have a look. Is the computer still under warranty? If so, check with the vendor before opening the case. Fans should be working if they are installed. CPU cooler fan is extremely important.

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#3
June 12, 2009 at 12:13:40
no, its pretty old. about 5 years.

ill open it up then. after i do how do i tell if it still works?


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#4
June 12, 2009 at 12:23:26
Pretty evident. If any fans are not turning then they may be defective. There are some fans that are temperature controlled. In that case they may not be rotating all the time. There should be a large fan on top of the processor. There may be smaller fans on a couple of components on the motherboard. There may also be case fans in the rear or front of the case.

Is your PC a prebuilt like Dell, Acer, eMachines, etc. or a custom built?


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#5
June 12, 2009 at 12:26:29
its a compaq
but theres a dent in the back that i think might be the
problem... is there anyway to fix it if it is the dent?

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#6
June 12, 2009 at 13:01:28
If you can push it or pund it out. If the dent is in the back of the case. The power supply is back there too. Don't pound on it.

If the fan is damaged you should be able to get a replacement locally. If you remove the old one be sure to pay attention to where the power was connected. Good idea to take it with you in order to get one the same size and with the same leads.

Also pay attention to which way the fan faced so you don't install it backwards. Mark with felt pen in or out side.


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#7
June 12, 2009 at 13:27:54
ok, thanks! this was a lot of help!

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