Fan not working properly

January 12, 2014 at 20:57:41
Specs: Windows 7
Before strt-up, black screen appears with white font message saying: "problem detected: a fan is not working properly. To avoid further damage or losing data the computer will shut down in 15 seconds"

Unless I press enter within 15 seconds, it will shut down. If I press enter and continue to log in to the main screen, it will only take a matter of 10-15 minutes before the computer will heat up

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January 12, 2014 at 23:45:06
You need to replace the fan that isn't spinning.

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January 12, 2014 at 23:48:24
The obvious answer is to replace the faulty fan. If the main cooling fan is not working of course it will heat up.

This is most likely the fan on the CPU heat-sink. Assuming it is a desktop, replacing the heat sink fan is a fairly simple operation. If it is a laptop, it is a bit more difficult.

Knowing the model number of the computer in question would help.


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January 12, 2014 at 23:54:23
Is this a desktop PC? You need to open it up and take a look. The fan causing the problem may be obvious.

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January 13, 2014 at 05:14:53
Seriously? The message is clear. You need to fix the fan issue.

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January 14, 2014 at 15:58:57
clean & oil computer fans

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