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Hard drive fan stop working computer stop, yes I have power but but,computer will not tyrn on

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  • Tgreg75 Jun 08, 2008

    no not a lab top,and I'm not 100% sure about the fan? the computer jusy stop working on its own,the light to show power in the back comes on and when I pull the plug out and put in back in again my speakers and moniterr come on but the hard drive do not there is no sound from there not even the CD drive will open.

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    I have a Compaq presario and when I went to use my computer this morning the light was flashing on the front like it was in standby and then when I moved the mouse I got no response the light on the front just continued to flash but the green light was on on the back of the computer. So I unplugged the main supply and still got no response but the green light ont he back is still on I have a fan on the back near where the green light is and it is not moving. Please help. Also it was working perfectly fine last night no problems..

  • XXtroubleXX Nov 13, 2008

    hi.. when ever i turn on my computer (compaq presario sr100) it says one of the cpu fans is not working so i tryed to open it up but i dont no how to or what to do

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DO NOT use a vacuum to clean the inside of your computer. You might **** a jumper off the mother board and then you will have another big headache.

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This happens to all computers 1. to much dust build-up in the computer 2. the hard drive is bad and need to replace it (its not that expensive but if the computers crappy your better off getting a new one)

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The hard drive does not have a fan unless you put one on it. The hard drive is inside the computer and had a company name on it such as Maxtor, Seagate, Toshiba etc.
Did you unplug the fan that stopped working? If the fan is your processor fan, it might have burned up your computer. I have seen the entire motherboard go bad on a computer, just because a fan stopped working.
What make and model computer is it? If it is a laptop, it might be damaged beyond repair. Let me know more information, and I will keep trying to help you get the problem resolved.

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    Did you solve your problem yet? I can help you more if you let me know what is going on.

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    Open up the case and look inside. Is the fan that you are talking about in your power supply? The power supply is where the power cord goes in. If this fan has stopped you will need another power supply.
    Is there a lot of dust on the fan or inside your system. If the system is full of dust you need to use a vacuum cleaner to get all of it out. The dust will make it get too hot and stop working.
    If the fan is not your power supply fan, unplug it and see if it starts working. You can get a replacement fan at Radio shack or check your local computer store. These fans only cost me a couple of dollars but they sell at stores like gold

    Let me know what you figure out. I will keep helping all that I can.


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