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Fan mounting on MB

A340n stopped responding. rebooted, fan extremely fast and ** reponse from computer. I opened it up just to look....Best Buy said it was the fan mounting. There was a contact **t being made between fan and motherboard(MB) therefore computer told fan to work harder to keep it cool.

How difficult is it to replace this mounting is there a step by step guide to help me or shpuld I pay smeone to do this for me?
Thanks, Steve Ward

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Hey, Is the fanmount loose from the motherboard?
Did bestbuy actually look in the pc? I guess not.

You can carefully remove the heatsink yourself and check that
all the parts are intact and not loose from the motherboard.

then goahead and reinstall the heatsink. make sure its tightly in place.

If you dont get any picture from your monitor and the fan is going top speed. Then take the pc to a professional or to warranty repairs.

Even if the fan was loose, the pc would still start up.
possibly the cpu has fried? if the heatsink is loose.

But i dought it.

Well tell me how it goes.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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