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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.

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