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I HAVE NOT LOOKED INSIDE MY COMPUTER, BUT THE FAN BEGAN MAKING A LOT OF NOISE A MONTH AGO. TODAY THERE WAS NO NOISE AND A MESSAGE CAME ON MY SCREEN SAYING "FAN FAILURE- PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE. MAY I USE THE COMPUTERE WITH THE FAN NOT WORKING? HOW DO I GET THIS FIXED? THANKS, MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

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Hi,

First, if the CPU fan is not spinning properly, you should NOT run the system. The fan needs to be replaced.

If the fan is running normally, you may boot by pressing F1.

Before replacing with a new fan, you can first try re-seating the plug for the fan in your computer. The fan's plug may have been bumped or loosed. Re-seat the plug located at J1F1 as shown in the picture below and be sure that it is properly connected.

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> fan failure -- press F1 to continue

It would be best to *NOT* press F1 -- get the fan replaced, ASAP.

Running without the fan can cause your computer to overheat,
and the heat can damage your computer, turning a $20 repair into a $200 repair cost.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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