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Help -- CPU Fan Failure bypass or pinout?

I have a Dell Dimension E310 when I power up I get post message "CPU Fan Failure F1 to Continue F2 Setup" F1 does nothing. f2 goes to setup, there doesnt seem to be any thermal options in setup. The original cpu fan connector to the mother board is gone i have the fan wired to always be on full so no thermal issue actually exists, how can I bypass the post error or alternatively does any one have the correct wire pinout for the fan/motherboard it uses a four wire fan with a five pin connection currently I have it wired 1-white 2-red 3-black & 4 blue with pin 5 not used. Thanks Steve

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    sdemarco0431 Feb 25, 2012

    Thank you Jeffrey, I'm sure a new fan would work and I did see the online however I do not want to spend $29-39 on a cpu fan for an older machine. The fan I have works just fine when wired direct the machine just doesn't know its there. So if there is any way to bypass the thermal check or if anyone has the correct pin/wire assignments so that the machine see;s the fan it would better suit my needs. again thanks



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Yep I have a link below you can order the correct fan from.

I had the same issue here, we have 20 offices all running Dells. These fans seem to be used only on dell systems.

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strike F2 for setup utility and then find there "use default configuration or default optimized configuration" (something like that" then press F10 to save and exit.

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Try remove the hard dirve and then fix it back. and if the system prompted you to strike F2 then go . In the bios setup. load the " setup bios default and press "F10" to save and exit. the computer will restart.

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Shutdown the system and disconnect the power cable.Disconnect external peripherials.Hold the power button for 10 secs to drain static power.connect the power cable to the computer.turn on the computer and hit the F2 key to boot in bios.If you are in the bios turn on the caps lock,scroll lock, and numlock key.then Hold the Alt key + E, then Alt key + F, Alt key + B. Computer will restart check for hdd or boot device.If hdd is detected it should boot to desktop.If issue persist .Shut down the system.disconnect power cable.Hold power button for 10 secs.Open the tower and disconnect the hdd from the sata or ide cable.Connect hdd in a different sata or ide connector.Connect power cable and turn on the computer and follow steps 1.If still getting same error possible hdd gone bad.Good Luck.

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This can usually be solved by resetting the CMOS.
Unplug the power from the back of the tower. Open the side of your case and locate the round battery near the lower-right side of the main board. Pop the battery out. Just below it you should see 2 little gold colored pins sticking up. Right around it it should say 'Clear CMOS' in very fine print. Take a small screwdriver and hold it to the two pins so they are shorted or touching each other through the screwdriver for a few seconds. Place the battery back in the machine and see if this works.

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