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My dell inspiron 4100 cooling fan wont turn on

My dell inspiron 4100 runs pretty good but i have noticed that cooling fan doesnt run at all> It this ok? If not help me fix it please. thank you

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I would get a new fan. you can get a new fan and heatsink by clicking here

Really hope this helps you.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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