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I can't overheat my GPU cause my fan isn't working

Anybody can help witht eh 3 red ilght problem? I didi everything as described everywhere and done properly, but my fan isn't working at the poisnt where I need to overheat my GPU and I still have the 3 red lights flashing.
Anyone can help with this please??? e-mail me please at; Highly appreciate it!

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The third light is the indicator of hardware failure so you should give it to service

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