Every computer comes built with a processor cooling fan
The fan's main function is to keep the processor from
After long periods of use, processor fans can start to
If your eMachines computer's fan is excessively noisy, it
will need some maintenance.
If you don't deal with a noisy fan promptly, your computer's
processor could overheat and cause significant damage to your motherboard as a
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with
electricity that can KILL.
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been
switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps
recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is
highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards.
Power down the computer.
Disconnect all cables and peripheral devices from the
computer's back panel.
Rotate the computer so the back panel is facing you. Lay the
computer on its left side.
Remove the Phillips thumb screws that fasten the right side access panel to the
Remove the side access panel from the computer to reveal the
motherboard and all internal components.
Locate the cooling fan assembly near the center of the motherboard.
Remove all Phillips screws fastening the fan to the
Disconnect the fan's power cable from the motherboard.
Then lift the fan out of the computer.
This will reveal the processor chip.
Place the fan on a flat work surface with the label sticker
Use a thin, flat-head screwdriver to peel away the label
sticker from the fan.
This will reveal the access hole to the fan motor's
Apply one to two drops of lightweight mechanical oil into the fan motor's
Replace the fan's label sticker.
Use a can of compressed air to spray the dust and debris from inside the fan
Place the fan back into the motherboard on top of the
Replace the retention screws and reconnect the fan's power
cable to the motherboard.
Replace the side access panel and its two retention thumb screws.
Place the computer tower vertically, and then reconnect all
cables and devices to the computer.