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When booting get msg: system fan has failed...

Some mornings when I turn on pc, I get the above message. It then says: hit F2 to avoid damage to system. I do so and the pc then starts normally - if I reboot during the day, I do not get this message. Also, it doesn't happen every day. I am on an HP A1630N, xp service pack 2. Is a system failure in my future or is this some kind of wierd fluke? Thanks in advance. Patricia

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  • pvnorton Jan 05, 2009

    Thank you for quick response. Yes, I can hear the fan "whirring" so to speak. I will try your recommendation tomorrow. Will let you know. thanks again.

  • pvnorton Jan 09, 2009

    Since I cleaned the dust out (jan 5), I have not received that msg upon booting SO, I guess your suggestion really worked!! Thanks again.

  • johnn71 Apr 05, 2009

    Same problem same computer. Blew it out replaced CMOS battery unplugged both fans and put back. Worked fine for about two weeks and the same message returned . Thinking possibly the power supply but at this point will take anyones suggestions short of throwing the computer in the trash can!

  • Twerp1 May 11, 2010

    Can you hear if the fan is working or not?



    You should turn the pc off at the mains and open up the pc unit ..... clean any dirt/dust/debris from the fan very carefully and not touching anything on the motherboard etc ....... then try again to boot the pv.

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That is correct. Also, while you are inside the Pc check the connection to make sure it is tight. If the inside case is dusty, blow it out with a can of compressed air from wal mart. Most modern motherboards have sensors built in and software that monitors temperatures of your hard drive(s), CPU's, Inside case, and even video cards. It's nice to know that the software notified you as it was suppose too. Oh by the way, nice system! Hope this helped.

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New case fan running but still getting error message system fan failed.


Did you try;

Power off, power unplugged to computer.
Press the Power On button, and hold it in. Hold for a count of 10 seconds.
Let go.

Do this procedure two more times.

Plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

This method clears CMOS Error Codes, and sets BIOS Setup back to the factory default settings.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00864946&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3340228#N436

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Not talking about the SYS_FAN (Case fan)



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