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My fan on my 6100 had stopped working and the computer overheated. Now when I turn it on only the power light comes on. What is the most likely board that was damaged?

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  • gregport288 Mar 05, 2009

    I bought the used computer used from a local computer store. I noticed the heat problem the second day so I took it back. They said they replaced the fan and that some computers run hotter than others. I don't think they replaced anything. I never shut it completely off, put to sleep. So it had been on for weeks. It makes no beeps when turning on, just the battery/power light comes on. Surface temp. get to about 130 but never smelled anything. I kind of figured it would be cheaper to trash it.

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    Drew May 11, 2010

    I am assuming first of all that the CPU fan stopped. Check the motherboard and see if you can remove the processor, if so you probably just got the processor, if not and it melted anything else..you are probably going to replace both processor and motherboard...basically, the damage is done but I would take the mobo out and look at the back where the processor connects as well. This will tell you know alot about what happened and how bad it is...also, approximately how long was the pc on without the CPU fan running?? The fact that is shows a power light may mean that you still a good supply of power to the unit but its not able to see a processor or north bridge for that matter...does it beep with 1long and three short beeps?

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Running the computer with a non-functional fan can damage the unit. Most likely the processor is what is damaged since their temperature get ridiculously high when the fan is not functional. This may be repairable with a mobo / processor replacement at your local computer shop, but after all that you may be better off just buying a new one. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!

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