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"Service Fan Failed, Service PC to Prevent Damage To The System."

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Eukaryote, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Eukaryote

    Eukaryote Deity

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    When I turned on my computer, that's what it said. What do I do?

    Thanks.
     
  2. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Sounds like one of the cooling fans failed. And it'll overheat if you don't replace it. Get it replaced. Dunno why it's called the "service fan", though.
     
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  3. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Replace the fan right away.
     
  4. lndm

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    I'm guessing it's the case fan. Whatever, it will be one of the fans plugged into the motherboard that has three wires coming from it.
     
  5. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Ah I remember this message, my dell is on it's third fan. Just replace the cooling fan.
     
  6. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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  7. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Yep, turn off the computer and don't use it until the fan is back working.




    No....wait.....
     
  8. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    What the heck are you and warpus going on about? If its a case fan failure, you want to get it replaced. Especially if its a prebuilt pc, those generally have the minimum number of fans needed to keep running. Lack of a fan could also mess up airflow and create localized pockets of hot air which, if in the wrong places, can cause parts to overheat.
     
  9. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    And an overheating PC is not very pretty.
     
  10. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    G-bunny, we were just joking. It seemed kind of ridiculous that the OP questions good, straight-forward warning advice from his OS. Especially since the equations of overheat = bad for computer, and no fan = overheats, seem pretty obvious. Guess I'm just a little to sarcastic tonight.
     
  11. Strider

    Strider In Retrospect

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    As posted a dozen times already. Get the fan replaced immediately.

    Case fans are extremely cheap ($30 at the maximum; probably much less than that) and very easy to install yourself.
     
  12. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    Unless you're getting a super quiet high CFM Noctua fan or something, they shouldnt be more than 15$ even.
     

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