Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Eukaryote, Apr 21, 2009.
When I turned on my computer, that's what it said. What do I do?
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.
Replace the fan right away.
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.
Ah I remember this message, my dell is on it's third fan. Just replace the cooling fan.
It's a trap - do not replace the fan.
Yep, turn off the computer and don't use it until the fan is back working.
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.
And an overheating PC is not very pretty.
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.
As posted a dozen times already. Get the fan replaced immediately.
Case fans are extremely cheap ($30 at the maximum; probably much less than that) and very easy to install yourself.
Unless you're getting a super quiet high CFM Noctua fan or something, they shouldnt be more than 15$ even.
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