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Fan Malfunction?? My computer keeps shutting down. When restarting - the screen says Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event Alert! Previous fan failure Am I to assume I need a new fan?

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Sounds like a heat issue, pop the side of your case open and turn on the PC, are there fans not moving? Take a close look at your processor fan if there is one.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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This is likely one of the following:

1) the thermal paste under the fan is dried up and needs to be redone
2) The case needs to be blown out of accumulated dust
3) the motherboard has an electrical problem (old capacitors failing etc.)

It could be all 3 issues.

If you are somewhat skilled the first 2 are easy.

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Mistankenly i connect config jumper on fan connecctor


Try resetting the BIOS to default,and see if it clears the error.
let me know if this works.
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