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HP 873N CPU fan error

CPU fan error and system shuts down. I have previously had the fan replaced, only to have the error occur a year later. Could the issue be mother board related? Also can you suggest where I can look for a replacement fan? Thx...

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Yes, It is possible to be a board problem much more likely to be a dust /dirt problem. I have not found anywhere to purchase the CPU fans by themselves.Would obve to be wrong on this one; seems that they are sold along with the heatsinks. My favorate is : Newegg. com  but another is: Tiger.com

All you will need to know is your CPU  socket number. You can look that up in tghe manual:
I provided a link to the HP manual for you computer below. I beleive,once opened , you wil see the dust and dirt which may have caused a failer of the CPU fan. Filters are available for the same websites as the fan/heatsinks.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=90829&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&submit.y=7&submit.x=7〈=en&cc=us

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