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Open the case to find out which fan it is. It might be that it is clogged with dirt. Clean out any dirt or lint in the fan, and try again. If it still does not work, replace the fan.

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Fan not working


Overheating When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermal overload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is the problem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are clogged with dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use a small brush and can of compressed air to do this.

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Why is my computer shutting down suddenly


A computer that turns off without warning is often a heat related issue. Many computers today are designed to turn off or automatically reboot if the computer, processor, or other device in your computer gets too hot. If you have heard any abnormal noises coming from your computer recently such as a high squealing, this could indicate a fan may be failing in your computer.

You can first start by verifying the fan on the power supply is working by examining the back of the computer and seeing if the fan is moving and moving smoothly. For all other fans in the computer, you will need to either open the computer and make sure the fan are working and if your BIOS monitors the RPM of the fans, enter BIOS and make sure the BIOS does not report any errors.


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My Gateway ZX4300 screen is not working. The screen does not turn on at all but the fan is working and the hard drive is as well.


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i think i might have found a fix, if you know how to fix the xbox with the fan trick this one will sound close to the same.

if when you turn the computer an you get nothing not one bit of color or brightness from the screen this is your fix, well it worked for me.

i am not responsible for any more damage you might encounter, this does require disassembly


1. take the computer apart until you have the fan and heat sink in front of you.


2. remove fan and heat sink from mother board.


3. (at own risk) with computer open an heat sink off plug in the power cord and turn the computer on.


4. leave computer on for 8 to 10 mins.


5. turn computer off after 10 mins remove power cord and re install heat sink and fan.


6. hold pwr button down for 15 sec.


7. plug computer back in and you should now have your screen back.


this method worked for me i am using the computer with the bad screen to type this up an has been restarted a couple times an is still working fine! hope this works for you!!

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Desk top computer w/ SN: CNH4390C89, P/N PJ506AA, won't turn on. when it was working, fan was noisy most of the time


The computer fan may be clogged with dust or may have failed. The computer monitors the fan and if it is not working it will not let the computer start. It is a way for the pc to keep itself from overheating. Unplug the computer and open the cover and carefully try to vacuum or blow out all the dust. Then with the cover off try starting the computer and watch the fans and see which one is not turning, it may start if there was a lot off dust. If not the fan may need to be replaced.
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When I start my computer, I'll get a black screen with a bunch of text with "American Megatrends" as the header. The screen is unusual, and on the bottom it says "CPU fan error!, press F1 to...


You need to plug in your CPU fan. The CPU fan is VERY important in that it constantly cools your processor, making sure your computer doesn't over heat. If the computer runs and the fan isn't running, the CPU will over heat and cost you hundreds of dollars.
Turn off the power Unplug your computer Open up the case of your computer Find your CPU fan Find the cord coming from it Find the plug on your motherboard labeled CPU fan Plug it in there Plug your computer back in Turn it on

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Why does a fan keep turning on and off every few seconds


Hi!
Usually what you'll find is that the fan will turn on and off as the computer heats up and cools down. The fact that it turns on and off every few seconds could imply that either: a) Your computer heats up and cools down very often (not likely) b) Something is causing your computer to not sense the correct heat c) There is something impeding your fan from working properly (most likely).
I would recommend using an air duster to blow all of the dust out of the fan area and see if that improves anything.
Additionally, you can download free software which will monitor your CPU temperature, and that should let you know if you're within a reasonable range (Google for specific numbers).
Good luck! -SJ

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If you're referring to the fan on the CPU , and it does not run when you turn on the computer , yes replace it. The system is protecting the CPU from overheating . If you're not sure if the fan is bad , remove the computer access cover to the main board , then , turn the computer on and see if the CPU fan starts to spin. If you notice the fan blades vibrating or jiggling but not spinning , then replace the fan motor assembly .

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At start up i get Alert! previous Fan Failure


  1. Make sure the fan is functional, if not replace it (It should start immediately and turn freely)
  2. Boot to BIOS, clear the system event log in BIOS to clear the message.

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I have fan failure. It has been making a strange


This is probably because the fan has most likely 'died'. I would replace the fan because you don't what your computer to start to freeze up, overheat etc...

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Must hit f2 for computer to work


One of the fan monitors in the BIOS is detecting a problem with a fan.
This would be a good time to pull the cover off the computer and clean ALL the fans. either a fan is dead or struggling. any fan in your computer can be replaced for less than 40 dollars.
Keep in mind that of the fan is weak and goes out, it may take the cpu or a video card with it.
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